Blogs Are Stupid

Doesn't anyone believe in Dear Diary anymore? What happened to the joy of putting actual pen to paper? And why does every ordinary Jane and John think they can write well enough to burden the world with their scribblings? It’s a mystery that badly needs solving. My first entry contains my thoughts about blogging and will set your expectations. The rest will probably be stream of consciousness garbage, much like you’ll find on any other blog. Perhaps we will both come away enlightened.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Technical Difficulties

Last night I came home at 10:00 exhausted, hot, and covered with a fine patina of ballfield dust which was affixed to my person by buttercream frosting (one practice, one end of season party) only to find that my blog was nothing but background. No text, no graphics, nothing. It was fine when I left. I examined my template to see if I could determine the problem, but honestly, excpet for the html that I inserted myself, (provided by husband) I have no idea what it actually says.

So, patting myself on the back for making a backup template file, I re-installed it. Only to realize that one has to update said file regularly. Luckily, no major structural changes had taken place, but I had added quite a few links to my blogroll. I recontstructed the list as best I could from memory, but I know I am missing a few folks.

So, if you were once on my blogroll, but are now missing, this is not a statement of any kind, other than...I suck at html and I am too stupid to do regular backups. Also, when I replaced all my links, I did them in completely random order, so if you are further down on my list than you were previously, please know that this is not any kind of statement either.

PSA...do regular back-ups, OR use a blogrolling service. I tried that, but couldn't get it to work. If you don't suck, maybe you will have better luck.

Carry on.

8 Comments:

  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger Mom101 said…

    I suck and you have just freaked me out. How do you back up? Ack, help me!

     
  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger Blog Antagonist said…

    Don't freak, it's easy. I just went into my template, copied it and pasted it into a word file. Titled it "Blog Template Georgia". Voila. But...like I said, you then must actually update the file. Regularly.

    Given the mercurial nature of blogger lately, I am now working on backing up all my archives as well.

     
  • At 3:19 PM, Anonymous mothergoosemouse said…

    BA, I am giggling my ass off - you've now listed me as "Mothergoosemouth".

    Uh yeah - backups. Excellent idea. Have saved my own arse before.

     
  • At 3:31 PM, Blogger MrsFortune said…

    HOw bad does blogger suck. I never made any back ups so I'm taking your advice.

     
  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger Blog Antagonist said…

    LOL. Told you I was tired. Fixing it now.

     
  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger Her Bad Mother said…

    Now I'm frightened.

    I don't know how to do any of those things.

    F***

     
  • At 7:04 AM, Blogger Antique Mommy said…

    I've really been enjoying TypePad. It's not free, but darn near. Think about it.

     
  • At 8:59 AM, Anonymous mothergoosemouse said…

    Template is important. Database is also important, as it's where all the content is stored.

    http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=41447&query=backup&topic=0&type=f

    It's kind of a crass workaround (one more reason why Blogger is free, I expect), but it does the job.

    As they said in Starsky and Hutch - DO IT.

     

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