What To Do When Your Blog Crashes
I should probably preface this as a satire. I've no clue what I'm doing with this blog, but I'm like the little engine that could.
So lets just start with the fact that I've finally wiped my tears, put on my big girl panties, and I am ready to get a new post UP! Unfortunately, earlier today my blog crashed. Not because of my host, but because of Fat Fingers Magee, aka ME! I feel like I've gone 5 rounds with Mike Tyson trying to figure out how to recover all my hard work, but it's gone, gone, gone.
Okay, so here's the first lesson I have learned. You need to have a duplicate website. One, that you play around with to see how things work. The other is for actual publishing. My brother in-law told me and I didn't listen. Now I have "tears in my beer" because I failed to do that.
Don't get mad and start deleting things left and right. I became frustrated over something I poured hours over and just went on a deleting rampage. Don't be me people . Its not the smartest thing I've done. All the things I've written in the last year have, POOF, gone away. Is it obvious that patience isn't my strong suit?
Look at it as a way to recreate the website of your dreams. Most start out not knowing what the heck they are doing. Here's an opportunity to take what you've learned and improve upon what the original was. I may not have that mindset quite yet. But, by the end of the week, you can bet I'm going to feel that way. Now is the time to watch tutorials on how to improve your website and grow.
Feel free to cry it out. It's ok. It can only get better right? Now someone go find me another beer to go cry into!