So. If you’ve looked at my blog, you may have noticed that something is missing. Like two weeks worth of blog posts. Here’s the scoop. August has been busy. I’ve had family in town and work has been hectic and somewhat stressful, so there are certain things I kept putting off until the next day or the next weekend. One of them was almost switching hosting providers, until one night I decided I really didn’t want to be with the same hosting provider for another year, so I got in touch with the hosting provider that I knew I wanted to switch to and set everything up. I got the email that the transfer was done and I should update my DNS settings. But I was busy that day, so I put it off. And I put it off again, not thinking about the fact that whenever I updated, the updates might be stored with my old hosting provider.
And they were. So the expiration date of my plan with my former hosting provider arrived (last Thursday) and my site went down for the day, since I hadn’t updated my DNS settings. My mom sent me a text about it, I realized I should actually do that little task that I’d been putting off, updated my DNS settings and… voila! My site was back! All but the last two weeks. I thought about what I had put up and realized that there were only two posts that I’d be sad about losing, but they’d also be incredibly easy to recreate. I contacted my new hosting provider, shared this story with them and asked, “Is it worth the time and effort to transfer these posts over if I’m not super attached to any of them?” They said no, so I decided to put that time and effort into writing new posts that I’m excited about it.
I did recreate the two photo-heavy posts that I wanted to have, so if you’d like to show those posts some love (since I lost comments too), they are…
The moral of this story is: follow through on everything you need to do when switching hosting providers, otherwise you might lose posts or give yourself a headache later on. And I wanted to let you know what happened, in case you noticed that some posts were missing and wondered why I deleted them. I didn’t. I just don’t think things through all the time. This was one of those times.
In other news, this weekend was actually super productive! I have a bunch of blog posts ready to go and keep an eye on my YouTube channel for some videos that should be coming soon!