I’ve been blogging for a little whilst now! So although I would call myself a Pro right now, I have definitely learnt a few things through experiences.
As time has passed, my blogging skills have been changing, my writing style improving. But I definitely was not prepared for my Blogging Fail.
My heart stopped a second when I went to log into my WordPress dashboard to find that my site was being diverted to spam sites. I rang up my hosting, Who explained, websites have the same needs as computers and that I was lacking protection on my blog. I mean, am I being stupid? am I the only person that didn’t know my blog needed protection from viruses?
So, The reason this has happened, I hadn’t updated my software on my blog, It hadn’t been that long since my last login, BUT because I had an update waiting, a virus had been able to attack my site, and took over. There was nothing I could do other than letting the very helpful guys at GoDaddy fix my website there end!
My blogging fail nearly cost me my blog.
On top of a very crappy week, I was literally gutted, the thought of losing my content was devastating, and I really feel that I’ve been rather lucky to get it all back. Unfortunately, I hadn’t made a back up in months! I was told over the phone there was no guarantee that they would be able to fix the issue without wiping everything. I would have lost content!
so I have definitely learnt a major blogging lesson that I thought I needed to share! just in case I am helping someone not have this happen to them.
Firstly! Back your blog up regularly! I’ve now set a monthly reminder on my phone to remind me its time to back it up! whilst also keeping up to date with updates! as out of date the software was the main cause of this nightmare!
- Switching to Skystra hosting. Why I suggest Skystra to anyone blogging!
- Starting your own blog and joining the blogging community.
- Why I blog?
- How I beat writer block as a blogger
- Blogging: What I’ve learnt about blogging… So FAR.