….are greatly exaggerated.
I “lost” my blog yesterday. Some of you may have noticed. The hosting company had problems with one of their servers, and somehow both primary as well as backup disks died on them. Whatever backup means in that context.
I don’t like blame cultures, nor am I intrinsically litigious. These things happen and I must move on. Covenant not contract.
But it taught me something.
If I had lost the only manuscript of a novel I was writing, I might have felt different. I don’t know.
What I do know is that blogs are conversational and relational, not transactional. Which suggests that the impact of a temporarily-dead blog is different from, say, a temporarily-dead e-commerce site. Something for me to mull over.
It does mean starting over. And that will be an experience for me. Finding out what I can recover from feedburner, from newsgator, from the Google cache. And setting about restoring the blog piece by piece. Learning about what can be done about the images and the comments. Selecting the best route to achieving the restoration. Since I like restoring old books, I will enjoy doing this.
Much for me to learn. Which makes it all worthwhile. I promise to share my learning with those that are interested.
I shall return.
In the meantime, I’d appreciate your patience and your tolerance. Normal service will be resumed over the next few days.