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Technology disaster

You should have read at least part 5 of the cats’ story today, along with part 6 by now. Sadly, you won’t be. Instead, you’ve got this.


I am extremely upset! Even on the verge of giving up on this! Here’s why:


After publishing part 4 last night I decided to crack on with part 5 while I was on a roll. I spent hours writing. I made sure I saved the text I had written as and when I reached a natural break (usually at the end of a paragraph). Once I was happy that I had reached again a natural point of ending the chapter, I saved all, then proof-read the finished chapter. I corrected mistakes and re-edited where I felt it needed, re-read and edited, until I was happy with the final draft. I uploaded the photo I wanted to use, then went to edit the title before posting.....


Gone! Vanished! The lot. Every last word. Several hours of my time and effort. Whoosh! Gone. Disappeared. I had spent hours working on the entry. It was 4:00. I had been up all night. For what!?


I searched and searched. Nothing. Not deleted. Not moved. Not archived or scheduled. Just gone.


It would be an understatement to say that I am upset! How is it possible that such a calamity can happen?


I got Daniel to see if he could find the missing entry with his laptop. No, nothing. He contacted Wix. They couldn’t find it. They blamed my internet connection. Daniel pointed out that this wasn’t the first time and that I had had all sorts of problems with the layout; photos duplicating themselves and letters randomly disappearing. It was their site that is the problem. It’s crap! Wix are supposed to be one of the leading companies for hosting blogs. If that is true, what the hell are the other sites like?! If you are looking to start a blog, I seriously do not recommend Wix. They are diabolical! I need to find a reliable alternative. Can you help? The trouble is, I am tied to a contract. They already have money that they will unlikely refund, despite what I consider to be a breach of contract. Which means I’m stuck with them for the time being.


In light of what has happened, I am not exactly inclined to write. I’m sorry if you were looking forward to the rest of the story, but it’s not happening. I’m deflated and tired. To be honest, you’re lucky to get this. Daniel set up something called Notebook on my mobile today. It means that I can write the draft there, then copy and paste into the draft page on the blog. If Wix then stitches me up again, I only need copy again and paste into another draft. It is only that this Notebook thing has been installed that I used the opportunity to try it out. Hence why you’re getting something as opposed to nothing.


Don’t worry, though. You will get the rest of the story, just not today. It’s a shame because today is officially the cat’s birthday as today is the Full Moon and I wanted you to have the completed story to date today. I hope this break won’t spoil your enjoyment. Please bare with me, it’ll be worth it.


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Wizard Steve
Wizard Steve
2020년 5월 09일

OK. Will have a look. I will worry about transferring nearer the time my contact comes up for renewal.

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Oh I think I must change the setting and let you know (which I can do only via PC, but today sunshine is calling me first. I just use that 'blogstop' for my boys. Below the link from Simba, maybe it let's you subscribe there.

How to transfer, that's already a too big question.

For my own website on Wix I lost it all and started from scratch on 'Weebly', at the time was free but now still free you have to use their wording.

I shall go d'rectly and get in touch again.

Just saying 'I'll to wish you a pawfect day.

Delphiris from... yep Kernow....

Simba cat at:

http://delphiris.blogspot.com/?m=0


Weebly:

https://heartspace-simplybe.weebly.com/


Oh btw The b&w is Timothy, Momo's…


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Wizard Steve
Wizard Steve
2020년 5월 09일

Hello, Who you with now? How hard is it to change? And is it possible to transfer the entire blog? Exactly! Thank you! Mate, I really wanted to cry. Words fall to describe the impact it’s had on me! I was lucky to find and work out how to copy old photos from Fb. I didn’t know I had photos of Yinyin and the kittens. Bonus! You down proper Kernow then, my ‘an’some! Thank you for your words and enjoy! I tried to subscribe to your blog, but it didn’t seem to want to know. Wiz

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I feel for you Steve. I used to be with Wix. .... No comment,.......

Nothing is worse when you put your heart into writing and 'pfffft' poffff it's gone, no matter how much you try the second time, it's gone.

Take a break, cuddle your fur friends and we shall await a new post in good time.

I had so many losses over time that I try (but keep forgetting till next disaster strickes) to have a memory stick, external hard drive, a second word doc etc to copy onto.....

Greetings from..... the furthest SW of Cornwall.

Thank you for these stories, in time I shall read them all, I only just joined.

All the best!

Momo, my boy... Photos…



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Wizard Steve
Wizard Steve
2020년 5월 08일

Thanks Charley. I will get back on it in due course.

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