In case you are wondering why so many posts are coming through this week that look familiar… there is a reason. And a good one.
Last week, the day after I posted the second of the two reviews I had due for the week, my blog went down. So did Esther’s website and blog. After a couple of days, we learned that the problem was with our hosting service. A hacker had gotten in to their website and completely wiped all 12 of their servers. They immediately started restoring websites from their backup, but it took until today to get our blog back up. Most of it came back; I need to redo two months’ worth of posts. That means that you will be getting more emails than normal. I apologize for that; just delete them.
We will be switching to another hosting service as soon as possible. However, Esther can’t get into the back end of the back end of all three websites. Her username and password didn’t transfer over. She is trying hard to get that back, but we don’t know when we’ll be able to get that. Until then, we can still post as normal, but we can’t move to a different host that is (hopefully) more reliable–this one has had problems in the last few months–and we can’t back up the blogs. Esther is wishing she had been able to back them up, but until a couple of months ago, we didn’t have enough data to be able to do it, and then she didn’t think about it when we changed internet providers. Lesson learned–we’ll be backing up frequently after this! It’s not a nice feeling to wonder whether the blog is gone for good.