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Sunday, January 08, 2012

It Was Almost Curtains For This Blog!!!

I've been having a lazy day today and the stitching mojo hasn't been there I've spent a few hours online reading a bunch of your blogs!  My personal philosophy is leave me a comment... and I'll give you a return visit!  Except for my very best friends who also blog, they get regular visits.  There are just so many blogs out there and not enough of me to get around!

Anyhow I was leaving a comment on a blog, when blogger suddenly asked me to re-enter my password.  I thought that was odd.  Suddenly it was telling me my account had been disabled.  WTF?


I managed to get in with requesting a verification code, and my heart jumped into my throat!  My blog... all my blogs were GONE!  The only thing listed in my dashboard was the group blog I'm in and I didn't start that.

I checked my URL, I was told the blog was not there.  WTF???  WTF???  This September would be my 9th blogiversary, that's 9 years of my stitching, my life, sharing with you GONE.  I was panicked and upset!

I scrambled around Blogger trying to find an e-mail address to contact them or a form I could fill in, nothing existed.  I was getting ready to post in their hope forum, brought up my blog URL again so I would have the exact message to add to my post.


Suddenly it was BACK!

If I had to, I would of fought to get my content back.  Worst case scenario I would of started over, I wouldn't walk away from the blogging community, this wonderful community of stitching, crafting, etc. bloggers!

Thank you so much for being my readers and keeping me going!

I think I've pushed my online luck enough today I'm going to finally go stitch (at 2 in the afternoon!)

53 comments:

katica said...

I saw that you had updated your blog so I came to take a peek and got the same message and also panicked! OMG where did Dani go!?!

I'm glad everything is back as I would really miss reading your blog! I don't always comment but I do always read.

Shebafudge said...

Woah...that must have been a really scary time. So glad you found that everything was where it should be. Was it a blogger blip do you think?

Anonymous said...

I found your blog was missing and was going to email you. I checked a bit later and it was back - so glad all is good now.
Clare

Nicola said...

Glad you got your blog back Dani.

Bonnie Brown said...

Holy scary!! I couldn't believe it when I read the text
Glad it came back though!

Lisa said...

Thank goodness the panic is over, I love reading your blog even if I don't always get chance to comment.

Rachael G said...

OMGosh how scary, I am glad your blog hasn't disappeared, I may not comment on every post, but I do read them!

Bette said...

I'm so glad your missing blog turned up. I would be so disappointed not to be able to visit you here.

Carol said...

Oh, that must have been the most dreadful feeling, Dani--I would have totally freaked out! After spending all those hours throughout all those years!! I'm so glad it reappeared!!

blue star stitcher said...

I always panic when something like that happens and then I don't want to click on anything in case it makes it worse. Glad you got your blog back.

Nic said...

Ouch. That would panic most of us. Glad it came back safely

cucki said...

Oh dear it happen with me too ,, I nearly had a heart attack ,
Glad you found your blog back and you are with us
Big hugs cucki xxx

Chris said...

Wow! Scary!!

Susan said...

That's scary-makes you wonder what causes that!

Shelleen said...

Wow, that had to be scary. To much time and work that is put into the blogs.

Jules said...

Yeah, that would have made me panic a bit too. Glad you didn't have to go to battle with Blogger. Happy Stitching!!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Yeah, nine years in August for me. I would die if that happened!

I guess it may be time to make a book of the blog...

Mad about Craft said...

Blogger is very strange at times.

Angela said...

Wow Dani, I would have been scrambling around too! Blogger has been doing some really weird things lately....i've been asked to sign in again as well when I want to follow a blog but my blogs are still there. So glad you got it sorted :)

Wendy said...

haha, that is something that could just as easily have happend to me to !
just look on the bright side, you could have completely shut off the internet, and that didn´t happen, now did it ?
lol !

but I do understand the feeling, the panic striking, and then the brain doesn´t seem to be working anymore, ahhhhh !

I am really happy you´re still here !

Lesleyanne said...

I was thinking the same thing when I saw you had updated and it said the blog didn't exist anymore. I glad you are back.

Dee said...

Sometimes the internet does some weird things. Glad you got your blogs back.

Now, if they could only make Facebook play nice on my android phone. :-(

Happy stitching!

Joyus said...

I too saw you'd 'gone' and was stunned. Glad to see it was just a hiccup!

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Oh no! That would be awful!

I think we would all have the same panic response over our own blogs and I'm sure there would be general "worry" message sent out across the blogosphere if one of our number suddenly disappeared without warning! So glad your blogs re-appeared Dani :)

xxx K

Heidi said...

Wow! Definitely a panic~! Glad you got the blog back again! Hope the rest of your day is much quieter and more relaxing!

Giovanna said...

Weird, I wonder what caused that... glad everything's OK.

Ruth said...

This also happened to me a week or so back and I knew nothing about it until a friend messaged me to say my blog had disappeared...it was akin to one of my children going missing !. Am glad you got it back and like you I couldn't find a form to fill in. Its nice to have a lazy day and relax, its good for the soul.

Rhona said...

Arghhh...hope it doesn't happen to anyone else!

Kate said...

Glad you got it sorted Dani - I tried to read earlier and it displayed that the blog had been removed.

Lynn said...

How the H___ did that happen? I can just imagine your panic when your blog didn't materialize. This is the first time I've heard of this happening and I hope it was just a freak thing.
Glad you're back online now!

Tazzy said...

I'm very glad things worked out for you and your blog was restored with no trouble.

Sonda in OR said...

Those kinda things are scary! Glad you're found all safe and sound!

Christine said...

I got the "this blog has been removed" message when I tried to read your update last night too, I'm so glad it wasn't true

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

I'm glad your blog returned. I can imagine how you were felling.
x catherine

Diane (di) said...

Now that's scary!! Seriously. I thought you had shut your blog down, because I couldn't get in either. Glad to see you're gonna be around for a long, long time. ((hugs))

Vonna said...

That happened to me too about a month ago...scary, right?! Anyway...I'm glad your taking a curtain call rather than lights out! :)

Sally said...

Glad you are back Dani. I'd hate to lose mine so can imagine how you must have felt.

Teresa said...

Sorry about your blogger troubles. Glad you got it all worked out.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Donna said...

Scary stuff. Now that I know this can happen, I'll try not to panic if this particular gremlin comes my way!

Glad you don't need to start over!!!

Sylvia said...

Dani, Have you followed up with the Blogger support people to see if they know what is causing the disappearing blog syndrome? I haven't looked into it but is there some way to export your blog and safe it as a backup. I know I have exported all my posts when I wanted to change the name. I wonder if you can backup that way too. That was you could burn all your history to a DVD. See you in blogland later.

Xine said...

Weird. Glad you got that resolved.

I'm enjoying watching your progress on the seasonal mandalas.

Julie said...

Wow scarey stuff!
Blogger seems to be misbehaving again, i've had trouble posting to a few blogs yesterday so gave up, today it seems fine again.

geeky Heather said...

Holey Shamoley!!! I would have freaked out, too, and I'm only...what, four years in? Gee whiz, glad the glitch unglitched itself!!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, I would have panicked

Von said...

Yowza, what a scare, Dani!! So glad there's a happy ending. :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

That would have freaked me out also, though I don't have nearly the same amount of content as what you do.

Veronica said...

Aiks! I think I'd have a heart attack if that happened to me. Glad it worked out fine for you.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Anne said...

Oof! Just catching up with blog reading! Can't believe I missed this!! So glad all is well and that your blog is back and alive!! I think I would do the same as you, just start over. Although it would be sad to loose everything.

Lindsay said...

Glad you got your blog back Dani

Melanie said...

ACK! That's scary. :(

Meari said...

I would've felt the same way as you if it happened to me. Glad nothing bad happened to your blog.

Patches said...

Wow how scary

Beauty Bonnet said...

oh my! had read on some online groups that blogger was having issues.. glad it resolved for you quickly! luckily i haven't been stitching much so had not much to blog about!