I know I’m old and can do dumb things – but this one about takes the cake. Unfortunately, I have no idea how I did it!
I’ve designed a number of websites over the years but mostly stopped doing that because of the stress involved.
I currently have a small counted cross stitch design business – Iris Originals. I just checked and can not believe I’ve been designing charts for sale for 10 years – 10 YEARS!!! So, that’s why “I” have a web site now.
I started designing charts at the urging of my boss at the little cross stitch shop where I still work part time. She has since passed away, but is still my inspiration. For most of those years my charts were just sold in her shop and a couple of others, plus I had an Etsy shop, etc. I currently market wholesale through a distributor, but still sell direct to customers.
So, what dumb thing did I do – I TOTALLY ZAPPED MY WEBSITE!!! Did I have it backed up – well NO!!! I could just hear Chuck saying “back up”, “back up”, “back up”. I knew better, but I’ll do that tomorrow!!!! You cannot imagine how aggravated I was with myself. I mean, it just disappeared and I have no idea how I managed to do that. Stress 😳😳😳
Coffee – anyone? I talk about coffee a lot!
Obviously this totally relates to Koda – who barks at EVERYTHING – all the time.
And then there’s Old people – I can design charts pretty easily about old people – since I am old!
If you’re interested you can see more of my charts at the link above. I’m still in the process of getting them all listed again. I have over 200 and counting, so it’s a slow process. Needless to say – the site is backed up now and on a set schedule for that little process!!!!
Oh no!! I’m sorry! That would drive me nuts!! Savannah (Connie’s daughter) does web design. She might know a trick if you want to check with her.
Thanks. I “had” been doing web design for a lot of years, but I think I’ve let technology get ahead of my brain. I’ve almost got it back up, but still a few hiccups. I might call her if I can’t bulldoze through. And yes, it does drive me nuts!!!
Oh how frustrating to have lost it all! It’s nice you are able to start listing them again but so scary they all vanished! Eek! That reminds me I should back up my blog – I haven’t done it yet this month, I try do it monthly.
Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend 🙂 We went to the rainforest again yesterday, the kids had the best time!
It really was frustrating but probably a good thing in the long run. I’m still adding product. Two or three more days and I think I’ll have it.
Oh the rainforest sounds like a wonderful place to go. Glad you could get out and about a bit.
That’s such a frustrating thing Iris. But how exciting that you are getting them out there for other’s to enjoy!!
Yeah, I seem to learn all my lessons the hard way. But, I did make some changes I’d been thinking about and eventually I’ll get all the charts listed again. It’ll keep me out of trouble while I’m working on it anyway.
Oh, I’m so sorry this happened, Iris! I know how frustrating this must feel. You do beautiful work and I know folks are looking for your zapped website to hurry back!
Thanks Debbie – I’ve got part of it back already – it’s just slow going to get all my cross stitch charts listed ‘again’. My lessons in life always seem to be difficult.