Back in the fall of 2022, I woke up one morning to a website that was no longer there. It was completely and utterly gone.
I didn’t panic at first, because there is always a backup. Right? Always a backup. Except when there isn’t.
I reachout out to my provider and was informed that my “basic” package did not include automatic backups and how lucky I was that it took 12 years to crash and burn. Somehow I didn’t feel so lucky.
My blog was more like a memory keeper for me, so I wasn’t really that concerned and new that I could start over.
At the first of the year, I applied to teach out a popular retreat/exhibition. One of the requests was proof of my prior work. All of that was locked away in my memory blog.
While I still had pictures and could reframe by posts, I became very discouraged and didn’t even want to touch it. But…I really want to teach. What to do?
It took a while to put my pics and information and memories together again. I will admit to a few tears, some of them memories rolling down my cheeks. In May 2023 I earnestly began reconstruction. It’s not perfect, it’s not even completed, but it feels good to have a place to store my craft again.