Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Best We Can Do is Breathe & Reboot

I love this episode of Sex and the City. I think every single person has experienced this type of moment where you accidentally close a document without saving or in Carrie's case - lose an entire computer full of information. Then we always have the same reaction about change - why can't we go back to what we had? I experienced a similar thing recently that involved my blog. I've have had a computer die on me before. But this issue with the blog... Oh this was so much worse!

You may have noticed that my blog has changed quite a bit. Or a lot a bit. Ahhh the wonders of technology. While I am very grateful for the avenues technology provides... it can definitely have it's downfalls. And boy was this a doozie... In the midst of deleting a gmail address that was (apparently) tied to my blogger account I in turn deleted all my hard work and made my URL no longer useable in one fail swoop - or click of a button. Oh yes. It happened. I called my father asking for his help (he is a computer genius). And in true relate your life to SATC style, his response: "When was the last time you backed up your info?"

After four days of devestation and persistently trying to contact Google Tech support with absolutely no response, I remembered one gloomy Saturday when I was stuck inside and I randomly decided to import my blog to another site. So I kind of "backed up" right?? To make a long story short, I ended up finding all my old posts, re-vamping the entire site and deciding to go with On for the continuation of Bedazzles After Dark. Turns out this option is a lot better than what I was using. Plus I actually enjoyed going back through my old posts (like this one or this one) It felt like I was breathing life into my writing and I remembered why I started this whole gig in the first place. And in true Carrie style *I couldn't help but wonder* if this was where Bedazzles After Dark's home was supposed to be the whole time.

*After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is Breathe & Reboot. And when that fails, a little gizmo called a zipdrive can provide a surprising amount of comfort. So can a boyfriend. If you let him* Carrie Bradshaw

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