I went to update the blog today and discovered that it had been hacked. In the end I lose everything I had on the website which meant I had to start over completely. I can’t even begin to tell you how much that hurt. The good thing was that there wasn’t a lot of stuff on here yet which means I can easily redo all of it. The bad news is that I lost all of the blog posts I had done as well as of the media.
I got with my hosting company who helped me get things taken care as well as an awesome tech gal who helped me secure everything. Now I am just attempting to get stuff added such as my books and blog posts. I did end up changing my theme all together. I could not be happier with the way things are looking now. There of course, thing that I still need to change and adjust but I will be doing a giveaway soon to help celebrate the new look.
One thing that I have learned from this experience is the importance of backing up the website. I didn’t think about it even though I back up all of my computer files. I now have someone who will do that for me so it will be one less thing for me to worry about. To tell the truth I will most likely do it occasionally as well. It is just one of those things that will drive me crazy if I don’t do it myself as well.
It could have been worst for me. Yes, I had a lot of work getting things added back in but I could have had hundreds of posts and other works lost. I didn’t so I am considering myself super lucky with all of that.