My blog suffered a massive blow just before Christmas when someone (possibly me) managed to delete their whole website. I decided not to renew hosting for their website (disclaimer: I didn’t stay up to date with basic housekeeping when it came to managing my websites so I ignorantly thought nothing was on that hosting setup).
I came back after Christmas to realise the amount of work I needed to put in to get the blog up and running again. I considered where I would find this time:
- when I get home after work, tired and hungry, and sick of looking at a computer screen for 8 hours?
- at the weekend, when I’m seeing friends, driving down to Portsmouth or doing fun stuff?
So it became immediately clear that for the start of 2018 I would be without Golden Pulse. I have to be honest, I’d taken my foot off the gas with the blog for a long time and found myself reading other people’s writing – than focussing on my own.
My work as a freelance content designer means that I now get paid a continuous wage to edit and write content – and it’s awesome. In the last six months this has had a massive impact on the way I look at writing outside of the office hours – for a long time, writing just felt like work.
After countless IM chats with my hosting company – asking stupid questions about databases, logins, backups and domain transfers – I’m pleased to announce my blog is back up and running. The images are missing and the latest backup I had, embarassingly, went back to 2016 so there’s alot of stuff missing but it doesn’t really matter, because I want a clean slate.
More importantly, I want to write for myself again and I will be looking to completely remove the writer’s block that’s been resting on my shoulders for so long over the next few months.
Watch this space