Meta-Blogging Blog Recovery

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.

18 thoughts on “Meta-Blogging Blog Recovery

  1. Welcome back. Further proof of the power of prayer and the goodness of humanity. No, really.

  2. Sherry,
    My blog, though not active has been down all summer until Valerie and I can figure out what happened. Seems to be the same thing that happened to you.

  3. MFS


    So good to see you back! I *did* notice your absence and was concerned. ‘glad to hear that the problems are resolved. ‘looking forward to the Saturday Review, to say nothing of the reports on what you and your family are reading and watching.

    Best regards,


  4. I am so glad you are back! I did notice you were gone and missed you. I figured, the way the pages weren’t loading, that it was some kind of technical problem. Glad it is fixed.

    I pray over my blogging, too (though probably not as often as I should), with much the same thoughts you expressed.

    I just reviewed The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas (which I’ll link on your next Sat. review), so I’ll be interested in reading what you have to say about him.

  5. Good to see you back. Yes, you were missed!


  6. I missed you! I remembered a couple of days ago that I hadn’t added my entries into the Sat. review of books, so I came over and couldn’t get the page to load. I’m glad you’re back!

  7. I missed you too. When I was finally prepared to participate in Saturday Review, it wasn’t available. This Saturday, Lord willing. Welcome back.

  8. You were definitely missed!

  9. I noticed! And checked every day for something new! I’m glad you prayed about it and I’m glad you feel led to continue blogging. You were indeed missed so welcome back!

  10. Don’t worry about that; we noticed your absence. Glad you’re back up and going.

  11. Yay – glad you’re back – missed you!

  12. Yay! you’re back – missed you.

  13. I noticed! I must have check 6 times on Saturday to see what was going on with the Reviews! Glad you’re back.

  14. You were definitely missed. Glad everything has been fixed.

  15. I missed you! Glad you’re back.

  16. I did notice, and I did miss you! Glad you got it all straightened out!

  17. I definitely noticed! It’s great to have you back. I always enjoy reading your blog, even if I don’t comment that often.

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