Fer 12 hours or so yesterd'y, The Porches were floatin' in outer space somewhar--an'
I apologize to y'all that came to visit an' din't git yore glass o' lemonade.
But I survived the dreaded error 404!! Page Not Found. ( akshully worse--This Blog Was Removed) Whew!! Fer a moment thar' I thought Aunty wuz a goner.
Imagine, youse goin' about yore own sweet bidness, an' poof! All yore blogs become part of some cyber magician's disappearin' act. I howled, NOOOooooooo!
The universe isn't fair! How can this be? What are the rules? Where are the rules? Who rules??
Four years--4 years!!-- of material an' comments lost in outer limits of the cybersphere. I wuz sick. S I C K. ( insert photo of grown woman on floor in fetal position keening in high decibel) Ruint mah entire day--an' who has a day to forfeit wif' jes a week to go afore Christmas?
What I learned is how Blogger uses a spam-bot to scan fer false blogs, or blogs that violate the Terms of Service (TOS) agreement. I doan know iffin' these Porches wuz one or t'other--ya' git NO info from Blogger a'tall. I could not even git to mah dashboard cause the password to the blogs wuz shut off: "Access denied."
Read reams of Blogger Forum comments--scared the petticoats offa me--an' begged various gurus to please hep me--yeah, me an a zillion other poor souls floatin' in Blogger purgatory. No kiddin'--a 2001 Space Odyssey feelin' of the floating dead.
I wondered if ole Christopher Hitchens wuz jes' lettin' me know he made it an' wuz havin' a bit of fun....heh.
Jes' like they went, they came.
Came back. Came back in a poof! No rhyme nor reason. The Great Unexplained. The gurus say it warn't them that done it. I doan unnerstan', but this is now what I'se done:
At yore dashboard, in settings, click "export" blog--save it to your hard drive-- or export it to an asteroid shell ya create in another blog galaxy (yeah, I know, Wordpress is cumbersome, but jes' hold yore nose an' do it) whar it will SPIN quietly until ya" need to clone it to restore yore Blogger Blog. Jes' think of it as cryogenic insurance against the vagaries of a cold cruel cyberspace whar' innocent bloggers is sucked into the Death Star wif'out cause or notice. Thas' the cyber reality, folks.
Meanwhile, back at Warm an' Fuzzy Central, PLEASE come add a verse or two to the Christmas Book we's writin' fer Boxer an' Moi!! Come write a wee ditty 'bout two of our most funnest bloggers!