So, apparently not all blogging sites are created equal. After spending HOURS getting my cowgirltuffhm.blog.com site to look how I wanted it to look, I go to log on yesterday and discuss the ride home and the site was down. “OK, this happens sometimes” was my first thought. I often try to console myself when I’m about to have a panic attack, I do this internally. I feel that this ability is really the only thing that separates me from the distraught passengers on the train talking to invisible people.
I deduct that I’m in IT, I can navigate through this, I know what an outage is like. I jump in my phone booth, change into my super hero clothes and decide that I can solve this problem! I can troubleshoot! Can I access the site from anther device? No, no I cannot. Can I ping the site? Nope, that didn’t work. Can I do a site down check? Yep, the site has been down for an hour and a half. (Really?) I decided I will just call the support desk and be that end user who calls during an outage and says, “Do you know when it will be up? But I really need in.” What does one do during a blogging crisis when they cannot access their blogging site????? Of course, I cannot find a contact number for technical support. After researching blogging 101 advice and tips and tricks, here I am, at the widely accepted “only way to blog” site WordPress considering myself a lost newby in search of what will work for making this way easier hyperventilating over 3-day system outages. ! Here’s hoping!
Happy blogging, friends!