Blogging Nightmares | #BookBloggerHop #bookish #discussionpost

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 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!!!

What blogging nightmares have you faced?

29 Replies to “Blogging Nightmares | #BookBloggerHop #bookish #discussionpost”

  1. Wow, losing all that media would be a nightmare! I haven’t had any nightmares, just minor frustrations now and then.

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  2. My ongoing nightmare is the fact that my answers to comments on my blog hardly ever appear in the WP reader of the person who commented.

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    1. I remember you asking me about that! I see responses from you and every else in my notifications. But you are right, some of your responses didn’t make it through to even notifications.

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  3. Theme change made me lose my mind so I reverted back to normal and there was also the nightmare this year when my old card was linked to this site and I didn’t know it was up for renewal (no emails!) and I thought I’d lost my whole site. That was stressful!!!!

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  4. Wow! That is a nightmare. I don’t have anything that compares.

    My biggest nightmare was waking up to WP’s new block editor and being completely lost. It was horrid and I did cry. I’m still using classic editor as a result. I think block is great for those that like to explore and experiment with layout. It’s just not me at this stage of my life. I’m normally pretty good at figuring things out but didn’t have the time or will. Obviously the backlash was massive because they brought back classic as an option.


  5. I’ve got a long list of technological issues I could whine about, but the biggest nightmare was with a commenter. On one of my posts, I had someone from Antifa threaten me and my family unless I stopped posting. I NEVER post political opinions, and that particular post was just my usual random writing/reading themed post. I immediately reported the post and removed it. I don’t have my mailing address online, but I was still concerned for a while.


  6. The biggest nightmare I had was with my previous web host… not going into detail but I lost some stuff and the host were so bad sorting it out.

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  7. I would have cried after losing all that media, Tessa. I haven’t had any big disasters. Last year during BMR just overnight WP took away my classic editor with no warning. Had to learn the new block style right away – and I was already in a hurry. I’ve tried scheduling posts a few times and for some reason it never works for me. I gave up.

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  8. What a nightmare! Thankfully I’ve never suffered anything worse than publishing a half-done post! I use the free version of WordPress so am very aware of media storage amounts and every now and then go back to replace uploaded book images with links to the image on Amazon or Goodreads – it’s hugely time-consuming so I feel your pain.

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  9. That sounds awful, Tessa. It qualifies as a nightmare. I don’t change anything with my blog because I’m so afraid of blowing the thing up. My theme was discontinued years ago, and I haven’t updated it. I just hold my breath and keep going. Thanks for the warning about upgrading!

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  10. Oh, no! That does sounds like a nightmare. I can’t even imagine having to try to put everything back where it’s supposed to be. My heart always beats a bit faster whenever I’m making a big change.


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