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I’m Ba-a-a-a-ck

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for this blogger!

Two weeks ago, I decided to update my blogging software.  Let me just say that blogging software updates should come with warning labels for people like me.  The software update broke my blog.  After the upgrade, I logged on to My Grandma Knows and all of my posts from the past six months were missing.  Gone.  Just like that!  Poof!

I wanted to cry, but I didn’t.  Thank the Lord, I had backed up my blog files before installing the upgrade.  In fact, I was feeling a little smug when a technical support person from my hosting company praised me for that move and told me that I was my own best friend for actually doing a back-up.  Just a minor glitch in my blogging hobby, I thought, after he walked me through the process of getting my files back on my blog.  (That’s called importing for those of you who are not as tech-savvy as I am.)

That euphoria didn’t last long because although I had all of my posts back, most of my photographs were missing.  After five or six more calls and hours on the phone with tech support specialists named Tim, Nick, Matt, and Andy, nothing had been resolved.  What began as a little glitch in the system ended with some smart aleck techno geek named Travis “doing me a favor” by helping me with my problem by speaking to me very slowly in that condescending tone reserved for small children and computer idiots like myself.

“Ma’am, do you see the word ‘theme’ … t-h-e-m-e?  Can you put your cursor on the word ‘theme’, please?  We want the word ‘theme’ to turn green now.”  

“Why, thank you, Travis.  I do believe I learned to spell the word ‘theme’ before you learned to wipe your own …. nose.” 

Just about the time I was ready to walk away from anything having to do with ini.files, html, FTP managers and the like, I received an offer for some help from an online friend who has some experience with my blogging software.  She helped me to sort out all of the problems with my blog and restored everything that was able to be restored.  I’m happy to be back in the blogosphere, and I’m looking forward to posting again.

Things look a little different here at My Grandma Knows.  I like the new look, though I do miss that coffee cup in the header.  Many of my photographs have to be uploaded again and manually replaced, and I’m planning to repair them now that I’m up and running again.

After having to depend on someone else to fix these problems for me, I’ve been thinking about taking a few courses on computer technology and becoming my own computer expert …… or maybe I’ll just learn how to rebuild airplane engines or split atoms.  It’s all the same to me!

So, tell me, how do you like the new look here at My Grandma Knows

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18 thoughts on “I’m Ba-a-a-a-ck

  1. I do like the new look!! It looks good. Sorry you’ve been having troubles- I updated my software a few weeks ago and it put an error in all my post & the blogs backend was all messed up. It is soo frustrating! Glad your all better:)

    1. Thanks, Abi! I can certainly sympathize with your problems now!

  2. Love the new look as well. Glad that you are back, and I hope you have no more issues!

    1. Aw, thanks, Jen! I’m happy to be back. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Looking good. I miss your coffee cup too. I feel your pain regarding computer problems. I’ve had my share lately too.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I feel so helpless when it comes to computer problems. I hope yours were easily fixed.

  4. Grandma, I have missed you and your blog. Last week I can to your blog to look how to cook beans in my crock pot and it was gone 🙁 So glad your back and now we can eat our chili. Thank you so much for all your information you pass along.

    1. I’m so happy to know I was missed, Gwen. I have got to get busy fixing the pictures that are gone. I just hate to face that job. 🙁

  5. LOVE your humor!
    I can’t take computer problems. I end up crying.

    1. I can’t tell you how many times I was ready to cry, Cindy!

  6. I like the new look. Glad you are back. I am still on blogger so no such problems for me. Good luck with gettign everything back together!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle! This past week, I was actually tempted to go back to Blogger.

  7. Love the look! Glad everything is sorted out now 🙂

    1. Thanks, Justine! I’m so happy to be done with all that, too.

  8. Well, I dont know the “old” look since I am brand new, but the new look looks great! 🙂 And I can empathize on two levels – one, nothing irks me or sends my blood pressure skyrocketing faster than web/computer issues, and two, I have been down a week now with that wonderful hack that so many were hit with last week.

    Ahhhh the joys/woes of blogger life… lol

    1. Oh no, Lynsey, I didn’t hear about a hack. I hope your computer problems are not too difficult to solve. Thanks for stopping by here!

  9. I like your look! =) I feel your pain with the loss of your posts and photos. My blog was hacked in the summer of 2011 and I lost everything (permanently … no back up). Sigh. But I am a fan of new beginnings so I decided God was trying to tell me something and I started over again … with a slightly different focus!

    1. I applaud you for starting over, Beth. I know I would have kept blogging if I’d lost everything, but man, I would have been heartbroken! Love your positive attitude!

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