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Meta-Blogging Blog Recovery

Posted by Sherry on 7/24/2008 in General |

I’m back. If you didn’t notice I was gone for the last week and a half, please know that I did. Notice, that is.

As far as we can tell, someone hacked into my blog and caused it to use a lot more CPU on the server than it should, which in turn shut the whole thing down. I could get the front page to load, sometimes, but couldn’t get to the pages where you post or any other pages for that matter. When it looked as if my blogging days were coming to an abrupt halt since the webhost people couldn’t fix the problem and Computer Guru Son didn’t know what to do, I was rather unhappy and sad.

At first, I wondered if I was too attached to blogging. Maybe the crash of my blog was a sign that I should step back, reevaluate, and give up blogging gracefully. However, as I thought and prayed (yes, prayed) about it some more, I realized that my blog is an aspect of my work. I feel called to blog about books, and ideas, and faith and the intersection of those areas of life. I’m under no illusions that what I say here is going to “change the world”, but I am called to be faithful in small things. And this blog is one of my small things.

So, I am very thankful todayto Mr. Bill of Thinklings and Out of the Bloo who helped me to figure out what was wrong and then fix it. He deserves a medal, but for now all I have to give him is a great big THANK YOU.

Hooray! Later today we celebrate Alexander Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers and other great adventure stories. And on Saturday, the Saturday Review is back and running . . . the Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.

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