Apologies for Technical Trouble

Apparently some time early Friday morning, my webhost had a server die, and it happened to be the server my data was on.  When they finally got my stuff transferred to another server, I guess it still takes some time for other ISPs to redirect traffic.  Consequently, even though my site was up, people still couldn’t see it, including me.  I believe that enough time has passed that ISPs all over have figured out where my website currently sits (I have no idea what all of this means, by the way).  So, after a day and a half down, I found out that they’d also lost the last week’s worth of data, which meant two posts and I don’t know how many comments (not too many).  I have the posts back up, but the comments are gone for good.  I’m sorry for this and I hope that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again. 

I also couldn’t write any post for this weekend, so I’d like to direct you instead to this interesting essay about the life and death of The American Book Award (a populist movement that replaced the National Book Award during the greater part of the 1980s) that was in the New York Times Book Review today.  Click here for the article.

2 thoughts on “Apologies for Technical Trouble”

  1. Lisa Hill says:

    How incredibly frustrating! I know these things happen, and it’s probably amazing that they don’t happen more often, but commiserations all the same.
    I notice that you’re blogging with WordPress as I am, did you know that you can back up your blog using the Export function? Not that would have helped in this situation, (and not that I’ve remembered to do it for a while LOL) but still worth doing every now and again just to feel confident that (most of) one’s words-of-wisdom are safe and sound … somewhere…

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks Lisa, I did know and back up frequently. Sadly, not in the last week, but will probably be more frequent now!

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