A warm hello to anyone out there who may be reading this!
I have returned. *snuggles up against blog* It has been a really, really long time. I apologize to anyone who may have wondered what was going on, or to anyone who was just trying to access my website. If you really want to know what was going on for the past SIX months then you can read up on my previous sickness with pneumonia and then about my host/server issues.
Besides that, Faded Out took an even longer hiatus than imagined because after my host lost all files, I realized I didn’t have a backup of my actual files (only my database), so I lost all my images and even when I tried to move hosts & reupload my website, the links seemed to be broken no matter what. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it, and there was no way of reinstalling it to the way it used to be since my files are gone. My midterms and final exams really occupied my mind for the past few months, so I really didn’t feel like dealing with my website anymore especially when I couldn’t figure out how to fix it. I was really upset
However, I tried something new, yet simple, and it seemed to have worked! So I am very, very happy and I can’t believe my website is finally back to normal! Basically, everything was broken, but my pages and blog entries were still accessible in the back-end of the blog. So I took an actual backup of Faded Out, which happened to be a year ago and used that to reinstall my website. Then by hand I copied any blog entries or pages that have been written since a year ago and transferred them here. Slightly tedious but it was so much easier than the headache WordPress had been giving me if I hadn’t done so. There are a few downsides: I lost all comments (including guestbook entries, plug board links, etc) since 1 year ago and none of my blog entries have categories anymore. But, it is a small sacrifice and I am so glad almost everything is back in working order.
I missed this blog SO much. I have missed out on so much writing. Here’s hoping the future will go more smoothly.