The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Have you ever experienced a blogging nightmare? If so, what was it?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer))
Mostly my blog runs pretty smoothly. Whenever I try new formatting, it takes a post or two to fine tune it to where I want it but that’s no big deal. Nor are the the times when I forget to set my post to publish at the normal time – which happens the most frequently of any minor issue.
The only time I’ve had a true nightmare was a couple of years ago. WP was running a special on the business level account – the one where you have a lot of the same benefits as people who self-host and use wordpress.org. So, I thought I’d check it out and see what all it entailed. I only had it for one or two days and decided it was definitely not worth the cost. So, I had WP revert my account back to my normal level but in that process I lost all of my media. Every picture I have ever used in a post and as a feature – GONE! I just sat at my desk and nearly cried – actually I may have cried for a bit out of frustration – because the amount of work to set that right was absolutely crazy. Quadruple the time that I spent playing with the options in the upgraded account at a minimum. That is the only time when I actually entertained the idea of throwing in the towel on this blogging fun. Because, let’s face it, at the moment is wasn’t any fun.
In the end, I started from the most recent post and went as far back as I could stand to go and brought their photos back then just kept on going. Some of my earlier posts may still be missing their pictures. But, oh, well! Lesson learned!!!