For the second time in about two months, my blog disappeared. This time, for almost exactly twenty-four hours. I’m not sure exactly what happened, but the solution to the problem involved googling “WordPress white screen of death,” and disabling all my “plugins.”
I was joking to a friend today that I have about 85% of the skills I need to run this blog. In a different world, I’d hire someone else to do it. I recently made some improvements to the mobile site – it’s easier to navigate and to read than it used to be. And I’ve changed up the way posts appear on the desktop. I used to show full posts. Now, I show just teasing snippets. I’m torn about this change (and would love to hear your thoughts). On the one hand, I think it’s prettier the new way. Or rather, less ugly. On the other hand, I miss the full posts waiting on the landing page. I feel a little guilty making you click to read any substance.
Anyway: when, earlier today, I thought the blog had disappeared, and realized that I hadn’t backed it up in way too long, I felt nauseated. Like maybe I was missing a limb or something. The thought of having lost all this work just made me feel awful.
But I didn’t. It’s all here.
Phew. Lucky for you. Luckier for me. 😉