It’s not pretty but the damn thing is back. I’ve had more freakin’ issues with the content of this site than any other freaking blog I’ve ever owned. My last host hosed the site again, but luckily I made a copy of the WP import file right after I got Lost Ball back up. Groovy right? I changed hosting to a paid variety. I swapped out the nameservers and expected a quick recovery to the new location. Not so much. It took two days for it to fully resolve to where I could see the blog at my location.
So I get home from the daily grind and sit down to upload the Import file. It didn’t work. Obviously it still doesn’t work. No previous posts. No previous comments. Apparently the file is too big. So I thought I’d upload the SQL files like before. Negatory Ghost Rider. They would not upload via PHPAdmin. Why? I dunno. So I submitted the issue to support to see if they can make the magic happen as I am sick of dealing with it.
As it stands now Lost Ball is truly lost. It is nowhere to be found floating in the hallowed sewer listing of Google. I have no idea if anyone bothers trying to visit the joint. I mean how many time does it take before you get sick of visiting an error. But it is nice to get a fresh start of sorts. I still have no idea where I am going to go with this but isn’t that what makes this pile delicious?
I appreciate anyone who is still on board. I actually quite like boarding my raft and floating down the web sewers in this hallowed vessel. It has taken a beating in recent months but it still floats. As for me I have become a Kindle ebook publisher with three books currently sitting aboard Amazon’s mighty ship. I have indeed made sales and will continue sorting through words for consumer consumption.
Indeed I have also created a thin blog full of wonderful costumes for the Halloween season and beyond. As Squidoo discards my one-page monetary creations I have collected the refuse and place them back on a self-hosted blog. Why? I don’t know. I get plenty of people pinning my costume pics from past efforts which is helpful for traffic and it seems a waste just to let all those links and content float on by. I bought a .com for $3 and added to this hosting package I bought.
I am hopeful in the future things are more settled. I assume past posts and comments will return but, you know, a fresh start could be just what this magician needed.