Hello, everyone. We’re back again with our weekly recap in which I talk about what has been going on in the last week. As you have noticed from the title, I had another blog issue. However, before I talk further about the topic, I want to talk to all my dear friends who live in the areas which were impacted by the storms. I have been saddened by the news and hope you along with your loved ones are safe. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hopefully, everything will get to normal soon. #hugs
For blog update, I had another blog issue last week. As some of you might remember, in the last week’s Sunday Post, I talked how frustrating I was when my blog stopped running and how relieved I was when it was finally running. Well, on Monday morning, I did my usual check up on the blog and found out that the blog wasn’t running AGAIN. I tried to access the WP-admin but failed. I couldn’t open the website! I contacted the server and explained the problems. They tried to help and asked me to wait a few hours. When I tried to open the web and checked it, it was still not running and I still couldn’t open the WP-admin. I contacted the host and another agent tried to help me, but no results. It happened with three agents and the last one voiced her/his confusion, which devastated me. I lost any hope I had left.
My husband then tried his best to save my blog by reinstalling the WordPress account plus did other stuff (I had no idea the terms). After a few hours, my blog went alive, which was a HUGE relieved. But after doing some checking, I found out that a lot of my images were gone, even though my site had been backed up routinely and the last time was a day before the issue. It did confuse and devastate me, but nothing we could do, so I had to re-upload all the images to all the posts. Thank God, I have organized files for some posts, so when I uploaded them, it automatically showed up on posts without me having to rearrange them again. I couldn’t say enough how grateful I’ve since been.
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Ok, that was the update of my week. I cannot, unfortunately, say that I had a great week but it was a great lesson. I learned a lot of things I would never do had it never happened, so I tried to see everything positively. Anyway, as you can see, the layout has changed. I changed the theme because I wanted a fresh start after the issues. I’ve redesigned my old theme three times in the last two weeks during the issues my blog had suffered, so I was kind of tired to do another one again, so I purchased a new one. I’ve had so much fun customizing the blog and I love the end result. It felt like a completely new blog and it’s boosted my blogging spirit. I hope you enjoy the new layout! 😀
Last week on the blog:
Now, let’s talk about what happened last week, reading and blogging-wise. Since my blog was off for three days and it took almost two days to customize the new theme, there were no new reviews published yet but I managed to post my weekly “latest book news” yesterday. Check out the link below if you haven’t yet.
New books and what I’m currently reading:
I am currently reading two books at the moment, both of which are awesome. I bought Ghosted last week but just recently started reading it yesterday. I hope you give them a try one day. You won’t regret it. Trust me!
Recommend Me Books:
Thank you so much to those who have participated in this weekly feature. There are EIGHT posts so far and the recommendations have been AWESOME. Check them out if you haven’t yet.
One of the books I’m currently reading (Ghosted by J.M. Darhower) is an awesome second-chance romance. It made me think of other books of this trope. It is one of my favorite tropes! S, our new Recommend Me Books post is about “Second Chance Romance.” Click the link below and please recommend me your favorites in the comment section of the post. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. 😀