i'm back.


For just over 28 hours, this little blog of mine went off the grid. In those 1,680 minutes, I received countless emails, tweets, texts, and calls of support, which made me realize why I started blogging in the first place. When Michelle started the twitter campaign and posted on her blog last night, my fear turned into hope. After a crazy post in the Google help forum, a twitter frenzy, and a random email to a mysterious google address which only warranted a form response, magic happened. This little blog reappeared :) My heart feels at ease again--except that it is fuller than it ever was before. 

I also learned in the midst of this blog disappearing madness that you can back up your blog--and that was the first thing I did when I got back into my blog. Follow Chelsea's helpful hints and back up your own! The thought of losing the 14 months of blood, sweat, and tears that I put in my blog was sickening. Losing those memories was my worst fear in the midst of the madness. Thankfully, I have those memories back and they're now saved on multiple computers so I don't ever lose them.

What did I learn from all of this? 
BACK UP YOUR BLOG. NOW.
I owe you all so much for helping me through those 28 hours of terror.
And for those of you who noticed I was gone, thank you for caring :)
Above all, I love each and every one of you.**
**Not that I didn't already know that, but I'll never forget all you've given me!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did to bring me back :) I'll be back to normal programming tomorrow...and Friday's Fancies will be here in full force on Friday, don't you worry!

P.S. Blogger--though I didn't enjoy the heart attack, I do appreciate the lesson in backing up my data. Oh, and thank you for not really deleting my blog. Next time, just freak me out by deleting a single post or something...

36 comments:

  1. Silly me, I thought you were taking some time to do a redesign! I'm so glad it's back!

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  2. I am so glad you are back! Your blog is one of my favorite reads. I have been in a long distance relationship for 4-years...that actually started off from the beginning as long distance! It is always nice to read stories of others and encouragement! I love that everyone has a story!

    xoxo
    Katie
    hisdiamondandmine.blogspot.com

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  3. SO excited that it's back! Congrats! Happy that you figured it out :)

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  4. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

    You are seriously one of MY FAVORITE bloggers. I am so happy that you got your blog back!!!! I'm happy we all could pull together and HELP YOU OUT BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! I think I've made a new friend for life!

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  5. So glad you're back love! I'm sorry you had such a scare, but thank goodness it was just a quick scare!

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  6. Sooooo happy that you're back and all of the content from your blog is still here! :) YAYYY!!!

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  7. Glad you're back. I would have been in constant freakout too. How did you find out it was back? Just checked and it was there? I'm sure it was such a relief! We need girls like you around these parts. :)

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  8. OMG I'm so glad it's back!!! Thank goodness that all worked out okay!

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  9. You can make your blog into a book too. I printed my first year and love that I have it as a keepsake. I used blog 2 print.

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  10. YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Occupy Blogger worked!

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  11. Woooooo! Thank goodness it's back up! I probably would have cried for you if it had been taken away! But so glad it's back in action :)

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  12. Yay! So glad you are back!!! Was thinking about you today when I saw your tweets! xoxo

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  13. YAY! So happy that you're back up and running! I can't imagine what you were going through last night. Thank you so much for linking my post!

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  14. Oh, goodness, YUCK! I took yesterday off Twitter, so I missed the drama. I'm so glad you're back in action!

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  15. oh my goodness i haven't been able to be around the blogosphere much this week and hadn't heard about your ordeal yet - that's so traumatizing! thanks for the tips on backing up, definitely going to do so. and SO glad you're back up and running :)

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  16. So glad that you got your blog back! I've seen this happen to a few people recently & thankfully it's worked out for the best in the end. I can't even imagine what a scare that is, I'm sure I'd cry if mine were to disappear.

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  17. So glad to have you back! Sounds scary!

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  18. Crazy blogger does that without any real reason. Your blog is obviously no spam/scam. They did that to Marissa from The Boot too... I'll bak up my blog asap, thanks for the tip and link.

    (I know I don't comment much but I always love to read you)
    xoxo,
    G.

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  19. So happy to hear that you got your blog back! That must have been horrifying for you! I know I would freak out as well!

    PS - I'm doing my first giveaway on my blog. Stop by and check it out! :)

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  20. Yay! So glad to have you back :) This has been happening a lot lately. I'm going to Back my bloggie up now!

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  21. SO glad to have you back! How scary!

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  22. BLESS YOUR HEART!! I'm so sorry you had to go through that!! My blog did that but it was only for a matter of 15 minutes! I can't imagine it being any longer than that! I was sweating in just that little bit of time!

    Going to the link now to back mine up! Thanks! ;)

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  23. how scary!!! glad youre back! sounds like I should back up b&l.. tonight! :) xo

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  24. Yay! SO glad that you are back! What a scare, I had my fingers crossed all of yesterday for you as I followed along on twitter! Good lesson for all of us really!

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  25. Wow, I wonder if you will ever find out what happened or get resolution from Blogger? That is just INSANE that one day you opened your web page and there was nothing there. Terrifying actually! I have now backed up my blog and am thankful to know about that. So glad you're back and everything is just as it should be! What a relief!!

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  26. Yay! I'm glad that they got you back up and running! The world was less complete without your wonderful blog!

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  27. It's good to have you back! I don't know what I would do without having Long Distance Loving to look forward to every day!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  28. SO SO SO glad that you're back! I can't imagine how scary that must have been! Thank goodness for our amazing little blog world with the best blog friends!

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  29. Welcome back! I also backed mine up recently. What a headache, but I am so glad everything is restored. :)

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  30. what a nightmare! you poor thing! thanks for the lesson in backing up my blog...I just went through the tutorial from Chelsea! thank you. and welcome back!! glad you survived!
    xoxo

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  31. I am so glad they fixed your blog! Horray!

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  32. Holy cr*p! I bet you about lost your mind... I know I would have! Following the link for back up blog tips and backing up now! Thanks :-)

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  33. I'm so glad it got figured out!

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  34. Thanks for the back-up tip/link!! So sorry for your panic, but glad you're back up! :)

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