Whew, finally my blog is back!
My site was down for a few days because 1. I didn’t fully understand what domain and hosting meant 2. When I finally read about it, it was too late and the blog was already deleted, and 3. It will require a $150-payment for me to restore the site and I can’t afford it.
A year ago, I got my domain name on a sale (less than Php 600 for everything for a year!). I bought it without really trying to understand how the process works. As long as I can write and post my pictures, I’m good. So when I received a notice that my domain will expire, I renewed right away. It was pricier compared to last year but I didn’t mind that much. What I did not know is that you still need a hosting plan and the domain renewal is not enough for the site to work properly.
Learned the hard way and went through a lot of phone calls, chats, and twitter DMs. IMPORTANT: Always, always back-up important files. When this site got deleted, everything just disappeared. All my photos and blog posts were gone. I immediately thought of my Taiwan travel blogs and how much effort and time I spent on it, I almost cried. I got to know about it when I was at work so I couldn’t concentrate, haha. I asked help from friends but they asked me the same thing– where did I buy a hosting plan, if I backed up my posts, etc. It was a mess– I had no idea what they were talking about. Now I know what to do!!
After so many attempts (and failed requests), Godaddy’s admin at twitter finally approved my site restoration for free!!! I just have to renew my wordpress hosting and everything will be back to normal. I’m crying because I spent a lot of money already (I have another blog btw, HAHA) and I couldn’t afford to pay for a whole years’ worth of blog hosting. I had it renewed monthly so until my website is still here, I will try to update as often as I can!
I made this blog to write down my thoughts and keep track of what’s happening to my life– good or bad. Not a lot of people knew I’m into blogging and sometimes, I prefer it that way. Blogging is therapeutic for me so I don’t think I’ll stop doing this for a long, long time. I just hope I will have enough money in the future for this hobby 😛 It’s much more expensive than I expected, heee.