Saturday, January 11, 2020

Okay I Screwed Up Royally!!! You Can Laugh, I Just Shook My Head

Okay everyone, you get to laugh at the whiz kid, techno-savvy wonderkind here who accidentally deleted his Aging - My Thoughts Blog, when he was doing some housekeeping and updating.

Big Facepalm on that one.



I pooched this one big time and you know something, as badly as I screwed up, I am sort of chuckling at myself.

What can I really do about it other than go "oh F$#K" and a few other expletive deletives under my breath and figure out what to do next? It wouldn't do me one bit of good to yell, scream and carry on one bit. I don't even think Mary realized that I screwed up so royally. I guess reading those Stoic philosophy books gave me an edge on how to handle this one.

Although, I did immediately realize what I had done and knew that 3 weeks' worth of work is gonzo. Well, not everything. Luckily I have been pretty good about my backing things up and had my theme, posts, and pages all backed up this morning.

BUT STILL!!!

For someone who usually has a clue about what is going on, I really screwed this one up to the point where I can't recover my blog's URL.

There ain't a damn thing I can do about it now except to move forward.

Which really does suck and presented me with a bit of a quandary.

What do I do next?


After thinking about it over supper, I figured that I had three choices.


  • I could start over with a new blog again, with a new name and URL, 
  • go back to WordPress.com and use my name URL, 
  • Use my retired One Foot In Reality blog. 


All three options had pros and cons, but based on a lot of factors I decided to go with re-using One Foot In Reality.

Some of the reasons:


  • I already own the domain and have a G-Suite account associated with it.
  • I am liking being back on Blogger and don't plan on using WordPress.com again anytime soon
  • The name One Foot In Reality gives me plenty of room to write about whatever I want to write about. 


Based on my decision, I went ahead and completely deleted all of the old posts on One Foot In Reality (if I am going to start it over, I might as well start over) and will be doing some housekeeping with the comments, weblinks, and other settings soon.

No have no fear, I will not make the same mistake again.

It does mean that I have a lot of other work to do to get OFIR back up and running - the way that I want it to. I have a feeling just about three weeks from now I will be pretty happy with it.

Oh well, it could have been worse - the cat could have tripped me and made me drop my new laptop. This is actually relatively minor and more a pain in the butt than anything else. At least it is only three weeks into a new blog, not a couple of years.

That would really hurt.

Still, it was a damn rookie mistake, by a 13-year vet. Yeah, you can chuckle with me on this one. I ain't happy, but at least I have some options and can get back up and running fairly quickly.

Welcome to my newest blog again - One Foot In Reality.

Keep smiling, it does get better and this happened for a reason, I just haven't figured it out yet. :-)

This post was written for and first appeared on One Foot In Reality.

2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about this, Harold but we make mistakes all the time. As long as you don't throw away a perfectly good running shoe, all is good.. Hehehe!

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  2. No shoes were thrown away, but I have 9-10 pair that I will be donating to the local Youth Center. I will be down to 6 pair, a new record, though I do have my eye on a pair of GlideRides - they really intrigue me and would be a nice outside shoe for the winter. :-) Gotta rationalize those kind of things somehow or another.

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