They say the 3rd time is the charm. I hope so. I’m setting out to share my thoughts with the world through a personal blog for the 3rd time.
In 2005, I setup a blog with the famous 5 minute WordPress install. It really was like 5 minutes to install. I started doing what bloggers do. Post anything I found interesting and almost nobody cares about. I kept it up for over a year averaging around posts per month. Not too bad for a first time blogger, I thought. I wasn’t ready for what happened next.
I lost everything. It was all gone. All my hard work and painstaking editing. It all happened because I grew frustrated with my hosting provider and decided to drop them. It was a long story but the short version is their admin dumped my MSSQL database but forgot the MySQL database that contained my WordPress data. I didn’t notice and they clicked the destroy everything button on my account before I realized it was missing. Oh well, I thought, and moved on.
Frustrated from losing everything from my first blog it took me a while to muster up the courage to jump in again. Once I was ready I started Kwickster.com. After just a handful of posts in over the course of a few months, I sold the domain. Its a somewhat interesting story that i’ll share later. Since it was only a domain transfer I still have all the data – plus about 5 backups. My plan is to see if I can import old posts into this blog. If I can’t I’ll just re-post.
Stay tuned for more to come.