I’m of mixed feelings tonight… was going to share the next home improvement project I started… which includes painting…
but then I called GoDaddy to help me figure out where most of my photos on past posts disappeared to.
Same ol’ song and dance.
You’ve heard this before.
This blog is a Tragedy. Capital T.
All those pics I copied and pasted, well most of them at least, I haven’t figured out exactly when they’ve disappeared… are gone. Turns out I shouldn’t have copied and pasted, but saved the image and re-uploaded to my posts. WELL, THANKS VERY MUCH FOR GIVING ME THE WRONG INSTRUCTIONS! MULTIPLE TIMES! I cannot believe this.
Some I can get through TimeMachine dot com, which will be ok, but then it’s saving and re-uploading all over again. Holy YOUKNOWWHAT.
Plus, I guess I shouldn’t have said they *lost* my photos. I have my photos… I have thousands and thousands and thousands of photos. I just will have to find which photo I uploaded (because Carol did print off her early blog entries) then go through all my photos, then up load them, then put them in each and every post.
Now doesn’t that just sound like *fun*?
and here I was just getting excited about vamping up this blog, trying harder to monetize the stupid thing… be like The Prairie Homestead, a very successful Wyoming blog… and now this. I feel like the rug was just jerked out from under me, but I suppose I can do it. I just need to vent and cry and cry some more, and then I’ll get started… but needless to say, I’m leaving GoDaddy. Anyone have suggestions??? I’m checking into self-hosting too, I’m not thrilled about trusting someone else…
The alternative is to drop my “photographic journal of life on a Wyoming Centennial ranch”… since that’s true for only the past year now… I could shut down Red Dirt and start over with a new topic and just let Red Dirt fade into the atmosphere… though, I’m pretty unsure of what I can focus on. The pro’s tell you to focus on one thing… so… do I just post a photo? one a day? do I do projects and crafts??? do I follow the guys around and get a ranch “action” photo per day??? What about just video with a post just once a week? I don’t know how to do one focus!!!! I am too random to focus on one thing!
Or, and I don’t want to do this, maybe I should just stop. I love you guys, I really do. But sometimes I wonder why I do this. It costs me sleep and time and I make no money at it. I honestly could write a story for my kids each day for posterity’s sake… I wouldn’t have these crises that cost me money and time and stress…
I guess I’m just venting. I probably won’t quit… this appeals too much to the lazy writer in me… and I think I do this every fall, have a crisis and doubt myself and then I go back to work because I’m too stinking stubborn to give up. But, man, oh man, GoDaddy didn’t have to do this to me! I could have gone on for years without losing my photos and been just happy as a lark!
I’m ready for a successful blogger to adopt me… I’ve worked hard, I’ve been recognized a tiny bit, I’ve paid some dues, I have a very tiny, but loyal, following (very different stats than what GoDaddy used to tell me, too. another interesting tidbit. I’m not near as popular as GoDaddy had me believe) I’m just ready for the breakthrough, where I could make a few hundred bucks a month. I’m not asking for a lot! Any successful blogger need to adopt a dysfunctional blog? I’m waiting!