Here I go again…
…on yet another blog.
The semi-short version of what happened to my previous blog
Last weekend I was told by my hosting provider that my domain was shut down for a violation of Terms of Service. I contacted them and was told that my domain was sending out spam e-mails, and that I would need to correct the problem before the site could be put back up. However, the hosting company technicians couldn’t find the problem (bad script, they said) and that I would need to hire a professional service to find the bad script. I researched such companies and learned they would cost at least $300.
My hosting already was set to expire mid-April and another $300 on top of almost $250 was, and is, not something I could, and can, afford, especially because for the last few years we’ve owed for taxes and haven’t gotten a refund. So I decided to cut my losses and let my blog (and a previous blog, which I had held on to a few years, because I didn’t know what to do with it) go.
I have since learned my previous blog posts are still available up until 2012 here on WordPress.com so if I ever do figure out what to do with them, they’re still there. The main posts I’d like to keep were those I wrote about preparing for a 25-mile trail hike. Otherwise, que sera, sera.
On Wednesday, we had our taxes done and we didn’t owe as much as we had expected, by a long shot, thanks to taking out more last year from my paychecks at the library. So today, I “splurged” $35 for this blog, with no ads, and a custom domain with a .blog address, a lot better than the $550 it could have been — and here I am.
About This Blog
With this blog, as with a few other blogs I have had, I am keeping it simple: a journal of what I’m reading, what I’m watching, and what I’m listening to. No highfalutin concepts as I’ve had in the past. I might add what I’m photographing too, but usually you can find that on my Instagram account. I also can be found on Twitter and have a Facebook page.
On Sundays, I still plan on participating in The Sunday Salon and visiting blogs that participate as well as those that don’t. Please feel free to leave a comment. I have to go check my settings, but I might set it up where I have to approve your first comment here. After that, hopefully they will just go through without any problems.
See y’all Sunday when I’ll catch ya up with my latest reading.