Friday, October 21, 2011

This Is What I Said In April


Since you have asked where I have been I will offer an explanation as to what happened to my blog. However after writing the post below and setting up a new blog, my deleted blog was restored to me in April, with no explanation whatsoever. However, managing life has kept me away from blogging through most of this year.

It is most confusing, I know. So if you have found me by some fabulous fluke of the www, just know that I will continue to post at rachelgoing.blogspot.com as time allows.


Yes, I miss it.

Yes, I miss you.

Writing you and talking to you is where the fun starts.

So that is all I have to say right now, but if you are interested in the story of how my blog was hijacked, then read on.

Until next time...

Thank you so much for caring.

Rachel


The Story of My Hijacked Blog

Several weeks ago (February 2011), my blog, "A Romantic Porch" was hijacked.
The "hijacker" signed in and changed my password. As easy as that "hijacker" was administrating what belonged to me.
Yep, that's right, it was totally stolen and taken from my control.
The "hijacker" added advertisements, moderated my comments and took previous posts from my drafts and moved them to the current day. Then "Hijacker" took a post from another blog that I love and posted it as mine. I could do nothing about any of this. "Hijacker" had complete control of my blog. However "Hijacker" was "kind" enough to set up a "copy cat blog" that has my previous blog postings on it.
After considerable discussion with a couple of moderators from Blogger Help Forum, my blog with my previous address was deleted.
So, rachelgoing.blogspot.com is no longer a viable blog address. It appears as though seven other blogs were "hijacked" after mine. To those of you who were following me, my new blog address for "A Romantic Porch" is rachelgoingonline.blogspot.com. I am sorry for this inconvenience. I am sorry that several years of blogging has come to this. I will continue to feature your beautiful porches each month and get the archives of the previously featured porches linked into the blog as quickly as I can. My work schedule and family needs have to be my first priority...attending to life. However, I don't want to let my blog go.
Thank you for checking on me. It means so much. I appreciate those of you who have let me know you missed my blog. The past year has been challenging for many of the ones I love and my friends in blogland. It has been challenging for our family too. There is a fine line between letting a dream die and getting up every time you are knocked down.
I have thoroughly enjoyed having a blog since my niece set this one up for me in 2007 and emailed me and said, "Now blog!" or something like that! And so I will blog. I will get up and press on. That's the way I was raised. That's how my husband and I live here at "A Romantic Porch". I will make each day as extraordinary as I can and I will savor each moment, yes even the challenging moments and I will blog!
Rachel

8 comments:

Mom Going said...

So glad to see you back.
Love you,
MOM

esther said...

THAT'S my sister!! Always keeping your chin up! Press on! Love you!

Victorian1885 said...

Sorry to hear about this! Welcome back! Enjoy your weekend..

Wanda

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Sending you some love from here.
xoxo

Claudia said...

Glad you're back, Rachel!

xo
Claudia

Hollace said...

What a terrible experience, and frightening to think of such nastiness out there. I did miss you and all the things I used to look at in your sweet etsy shop, many of which are in my cupboard now!

Rebecca said...

This sooooo scary! I hope all is well now and whoever the meanie is will leave everything alone.

Church at OKCFirst was fab on Sunday. Hope you are doing great!

xoRebecca

victoria said...

I have had this happen to me also...glad you are back...and not letting the nasty hackers of the world prevent you from expressing your inner artist and writer.

hugs
Victoria