WordPress’d for Change

December 13, 2010

Did you miss me? Just nod your head and oblige me because I wasn’t really off the grid that long for anyone to notice. But I knew and that’s all that counts.

On Saturday I woke up to a few text messages stating I may want to check my gmail account because it was sending out bogus spam emails. Sure enough there was a whole bunch of scribble scrabble in there, I changed my password and sent out a mass apology email to my address book regarding the spam and kept it moving. Then it dawned on me that my  blog is connected to my gmail account and I logged in to make sure everything over here was okay.

Here is the climax of the story, hold on to your seats. I put in my email address and my new password, I was granted access and my blog was GONE. The best way to describe how I felt would be that nauseous feeling in your stomach that you get when you log into your bank account and you see red numbers where there should be black. No? You’ve never experienced that? Good for you, trust me it’s traumatizing. Anywho, I feverishly started “googling” my issue to see where I would even begin to get the issue resolved. Sure enough I found a list that I could add my blog to. Based on the information provided the spam detection system was not working properly and my blog was marked as spam and temporarily locked until they could verify that it was indeed a real blog. This morning, I woke up and my blog was back..Phew!

For some time, I had been giving thought to moving my little home on the blogosphere to WordPress. Not sure why but it had been on my mind lately, and I was prepared to possibly make the move at the first of the year. Of course there is no need to tell you that this debacle, hot mess of a situation has me wanting to expedite the process. I didn’t realize how attached I was to this place until my locks were accidently changed. I am still not 100% certain when I will make the move but I want to give you guys a heads up in case you come here and things look a little desolate..that would mean the party has moved to my own domain.

I appreciate you reading my cyber family! How was your weekend?

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    December 14, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I heard about this on Twitter. I know a few weeks ago I got an email from some people claiming to work for Google asking for my user name and password in order to keep my email open. Of course, I researched and found out it was spam, but some people actually fell for it and entered their info and had their email and blog accounts hacked and marked as spam too.

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    December 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Well I missed you! It’s apart of my daily routine…come to work, turn on the computer, check bank account, check facebook, check PERSONAL email ;-), check twitter (I don't tweet, I'm a lurker) and check Lipgloss & Binky!…oh, and then check my work email;-D. Glad you're back, now things can get back to normal.

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    December 14, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I don't know what I would do with myself if I logged on and was unable to see my blog and all my previous posts! I'm glad you got everything back!

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