Monday, January 7, 2008

Something Good Out of Something Bad

It was quite an interesting day today. After a nice cup of coffee I went to my blog in order to write a new entry. I put the cursor on the link and click the mouse as I did numerous times before. This time a surprise was waiting for me- “Error 404; page cannot be found.” For about 20 minutes I indulged in denial – it could be a problem on a site after all. Slowly the reality sank in - I lost my blog – all entries and photos; only my profile was intact. After facing the truth and retracing my steps I realized that it was most likely my own doing.

  • So, here comes a lesson number one:
    Under no circumstances you should trifle around with html, settings and layouts in the depth of the night, especially when you haven’t slept well for several days in a row.


  • A lesson number two was more enlightening:
    I missed my blog. Sure, I often had guilty thoughts floating around in my head “Blogging isn’t practical, thus you should not waste your time on it – go mop the floor, learn more Icelandic, feed the poor”, but it doesn’t matter because blogging is useful to me.


  • A lesson number three:
    I have to learn how to back up my blog on the hard drive. My backing system obviously isn’t bad since I was able to restore almost everything and lost only one entry that I really cared about, but it was a bit of a pain.

Frankly, I am quite pleased with how everything turned out. Now, since I handled this mini crisis with such grace, does it mean that I am wise? Is it possible that pieces of life experience finally added up together and morphed into wisdom? Or this is just an aftermath of sleepless nights?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done. Keep it up!

Amy in Beijing said...

Glad you figured out your problem with the blog!