Friday, April 29, 2011

YAY! I'm Back, Baby!

OMG!

OMMMGGGG! Yay!

My blog is back. Phew.

I want to say a big thanks to Rosalind Adam (also a fellow A to Z'er) for campaigning on Twitter -- and getting others involved -- and getting Blogger's attention! I'm still not quite sure what happened other than an 'underlying bug', but wow, that was scary. When I woke up yesterday morning, my blog was just gone, with no explanation or notification.

Needless to say, I'm considering a switch to a self-hosted platform where the carpet cannot be pulled out from under me again! I'll blog about my experience in further detail in the future, but for now... back up your blog, because you just never know!

Anyway, today's Y post (along with a giveaway for a right royal book!) and yesterday's X post are over here. I'm determined to get through this A-Z Challenge! Comment here or there to be entered in the draw.

And now I'm going to go collapse in the corner with some wine. What a stressful few days; I felt like my favourite pet had died!

76 comments:

  1. yay! Glad to see you back! This totally freaked me out

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  2. That's fantastic! Glad it got sorted.

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  3. Yay! You're very welcome and glad to see you back. If you work out how to back up the blog then I'd appreciate you passing the info on. I've looked everywhere on my Dashboard and can't find any way of doing it... and now I'll go and read your Y blog.

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  4. So good to have you back, and also very good to know that errors can be fixed. I think all of London must be celebrating with you today ;)

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  5. Rosalind, I'm going to ask my techie friend India Drummond, because she was telling me I should do it. But I couldn't find out how, either. I'll let you know!

    Thanks, everyone!

    It is scary, indeed, that something like this can happen. I'm just glad it got sorted, but it has made me fearful for the future!

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  6. I'm so very glad this blog was recovered for you! It is terrifying when stuff like this happens. Have a great Friday!

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  7. Yay! (Perfect for Y!) So glad you got it back! How does one actually back up a blog?

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  8. Hi Rachel! Not exactly sure, but I'm going to ask some technie people and try to find out how. It's been suggested to me to back it up and I can't quite figure out how to!

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  9. What a heart stopper! And a perfect Yay for being back. A techie said I should back-up my blog on a flash drive. Your experience is scaring me into learning how to do this.

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  10. Good to see you're REALLY back. It must have caused a fright.

    Yvonne.

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  11. I'm so relieved that you got your blog back! It had to be so frightening and frustrating. I can't believe that you still took time out to send comments of encouragement to everyone else. You are a true blogging champion!
    Julie

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  12. Oh My Goodness I'm so happy you found it!!!

    Is this bad... I have no idea how to back my blog up. So now I'm totally freaked out, even more so then when I first realized it happened!!! HELP!

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  13. Yay! I'm so glad they got that straightened out.

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  14. I found this article on backing up your blog:

    http://www.bloggertipsandtricks.com/2009/08/how-backup-and-restore-blog.html

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  15. Awesome on working out the kinks. Glad to see you back! I'm another one who would be delighted in knowing how to back up the blog. (Hugs)Indigo

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  16. Oh wow! I was only away for two days and it seems I missed the excitement. So glad you got it sorted out though!!

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  17. Yay! Happy for you that it all worked out.

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  18. That would totally freak me out! Thanks for the tip to back up. And welcome back! :-)

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  19. Yay!!! I'm so glad to see you got your blog back!! That would be nerve-wracking indeed!

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  20. Have another glass of wine on me. So glad you and your blog found each other again!

    Oh, and thanks for the back up link. I'll check it out.

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  21. Wine. Have some wine! What on god's green earth happened?!!??!
    Oh dear!! Yay you're baaaaaaaaaaaaack!! Have some more wine!! Phew!!!!!

    Take care
    x

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  22. YAY! So glad your blog is back!!!

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  23. Thank goodness. You must have been beside yourself!

    How do you back up a blog?

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  24. Oh my word I think I would die if that happened to my blog. It's my famosity machine!

    Glad everything is back to normal. You know you look like that model... Forget her name.

    Anyway! Happy weekend :)

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  25. Completely scary. I'd have freaked, too. And of course, I'd have reached for the wine as well! Cheers, Talli!

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  26. Yay! Whoop! I am so glad. I was considering complaining to bligger on your behalf too as I don't tweet or FB.
    I shall look at the blog backup link. Thanks I'd hate it if mine died too. I used to back up each page on word and decided I was being anal! :O)

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  27. Hooray! So glad your blog is back!!!

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  28. Yay!! So glad you're back up!

    Thank you for the link to the info on backing up a blog, I never even thought about it until this happened to you.

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  29. I never thought about backing up the blog other than whenever I write something that may be interesting to future readers I copy it into word. I will have to look into how to back it up on the net and maybe look into simply making a word file out of it. There must be a solution that is easy as a button push.

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  30. Hey just found you through the A to Z challenge, what a GREAT blog! Sorry to hear you were down for a while, hope it doesn't happen again!

    Susan

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  31. Talli, glad you're back! I knew it had vanished, but didn't know where to find you again.

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  32. thanks for the link to how to back it up - I had no notion it could even happen.
    I never didn't see you cuz I found you on your old site by accident. so weird...

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  33. Oh, and I've backed up my blog before - but not at my computer right now to describe it.

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  34. Hooray! Fantastic news. Big SHEW! :D I know that's a relief~

    (can't remember, have I said I lurv the new look? :o)

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  35. That had to be terrifying. All your work, all your efforts and creativity -- gone in a nanosecond!

    Thanks for the heads-up and for your comment on my blog, too, Roland

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  36. Yay I'm so glad your blog is back! Woot! Enjoy your wine! :)

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  37. Yay you're back! I'm so glad you have your blog up & running again. :)

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  38. What a relief! I just got finished writing a comment on your other blog's Y post and then thought I just try this one again. Glad to see everything was restored intact.

    Gonna back up my stuff now.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  39. Yay! Glad you got it sorted.

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  40. Thank goodness!

    I loved the wedding...she looked stunning and I think they seem like a good team. I've been getting ready for company so I've had it on all day. I might have seen it twice : )

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  41. Glad you're back! And that is really weird how your blog got lost. It makes me wonder whether hosting the blog on another web site is the way to go?

    Anyway, glad you didn't lose your posts.

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  42. That was quick. I thought it might take a couple of weeks to get resolved. It sounds like they've step up their process for storing this kind of thing out.

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  43. welcome back! It's scary isn't it! What a relief it's fixed.

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  44. Yikes! So happy to see you back, though.

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  45. Good to see you back!

    I've been noticing odd things with blogger. Yesterday my list of blogs I follow vanished into cyberspace on me.

    The gremlins are at work, I'd think...

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  46. I know just how you feel. My laptop came down with 11 "deadly" viruses last week. $200 later, the Geek Squad had it under control and I thanked the day I asked for a netbook for Christmas. It got me through! Glad you're back!

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  47. So glad you're back! :) I hate the idea of my blog disappearing... eek!

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  48. Skål Talli. Buggers, everyone has gone to bed here, does that make me weird for drinking alone? Nahhhhhhhhh, I will just say I was with you :) Thats ok, isn't it?

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  49. glad you're back up and running

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  50. It wouldn't be the same without you, Talli. So glad you're back!

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  51. I had a meltdown when the blog I hosted via my site was captured by a phishing operation, so I understand what you've gone through. Glad that's resolved.

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  52. What a trooper! You are out commenting on blogs while yours is still in jeopardy. It does not go un-noticed.
    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  53. WONDERFUL! I'm so glad, happy for you, for us!

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  54. How frightening! I'm so glad it's been restored.

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  55. Yikes! I was gone and just saw this. I'm so glad you got your blog back. I've seen other people on the help forum who've been unable to get help, it seems, for a long time.

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  56. Yay! Welcome back! :) I should really look into backing up my blog. Scary...

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  57. Talli, Glad to see your blog is still alive and up and running. Like a favorite pet dying ... that's a great analogy.

    Enjoy your vino! I'm enjoying mine and have a back up bottle I can use, well, as a back up once the first is finished.

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  58. Good cardio-vascular but not as much fun as a ride at Alton Towers I would imagine. Glad you're up and running again, Talli!

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  59. this happened to another bloggy buddy a week or so ago, thanks for the link on back up, I'll go look at that now. Hope you enjoyed THE celebrations ;) Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
    Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

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  60. Hi Talli .. not surprised you collopsed with some vino .. horribly time ..

    Praise to Rosalind .. for all she did and all your Twitterers .. so pleased it's resolved .. but not a happy experience .. and you found out how to do the back up - that we can all do ..

    Cheers and cheers and cheers .. Hilary

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  61. This sounds awful. It would be terrible to lose my blog. Glad you got your blog back up and running

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  62. Am so thrilled you're back!

    I've been travelling the last two days, so I missed it all. But boy was I happy to click on your link to check on you, and find you back!

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  63. Wow - what an ordeal! You must have been mortified!? I can't imagine what it would be like to lose all those words. I'm backing my blog up right now!

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  64. I'm just happy to see you back online, my dear x

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  65. YEAH! I'm sooooo glad you are back! We missed you. I'm so happy Blogger got it all sorted out!

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Coffee and wine for all!