A dear friend of ours passed away on Thursday. Jim was our Grand Marshall – the heart and soul of our neighborhood. He is missed already. Rest in peace, Jim.
In other news, I have been through hell the last couple of days. All of my gmail accounts were hacked including the one I had attached to my blogger account, so if you got an email from me, rest assured that I am not in the Ukraine and don’t need you to send me money.
I managed to get my primary email account restarted and restored even managing to recover all my contacts that went missing out on some Cloud or another, but when I went to view my blog to make sure nothing was wrong there, I got the message:
Blog has been removed
Sorry, the blog at commonplacebeautyphotography.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.
Did you expect to see your blog here? See: 'I can't find my blog on the Web, where is it?'
As you can imagine, panic set in. I didn’t know what to do, so I googled what to do and tried to follow the directions they gave me, but nothing seemed to work. Where was my blog that I have put countless hours into for the last three + years??
When I went to bed last night, I was very upset thinking my blogging days were over. But when I got up this morning I began doing my random clicking thing trying to find out where the blog was and why it wasn’t where it was supposed to be. Eventually, I went on the Google Product Forums and typed in my problem together with the URL of the blog. After I entered my question, for some reason, I clicked on my blog URL and voila…there it was in living color. My blog restored!
I am very confused about how and why all this happened. If this has happened to any of you out there, I would love to hear what you did to recover your blog and your sanity and, more importantly, what you are doing to keep it from happening again. I did get suggestions on the forum for which I am very grateful.
Meanwhile, life goes on.