Where was I all this time, you ask. I got lost. It is a simple answer to a very simple question, but with a deeper implication. People get lost all the time, and I am proficient in the act of getting lost.
Think Columbus, an insignificant, punier version — minus the smallpox, torture, slavery, and pedophilia — and you’d get a directionally challenged adventurer — Me… Fantastic! Using a terrible analogy based on a terrible human being, we are off with a bang.
Let’s try this again, shall we? I’m a directionally challenged adventurer, this much is true. Eventually, I end up finding what I’m looking for, albeit somewhat banged up. Trudging along
I got lost in the abstract sense. In the emotions of both myself and those I loved, and faced tremendous emotional loss. However, every lost comes with a found. I found a villager where I lost a village, appreciation where I lost love, and a range of emotions unseen in me before. Odd, to take 10 steps while being rooted to the same spot.
I must admit, I’m exhausted but also excited about restarting my blog. I didn’t picture myself doing this all over, but oh well, what can I say? I’m a masochist. I lost over 300 articles because of a corrupt database (The backup contained the same corrupt database) All the original source material (my journals) have gone AWOL. I decided to scrap everything, and rebuild from scratch.
You’re using wordpress? So, you’re not actually building anything. I’ve used wordpress, it’s not much effort.
Building a customized website is a battlefield, and during the rebuild process, I was constantly reminded of this brat’s uber derp comment. The ignorance still gives me the giggles.I don’t blame her, she based her opinion solely on her user experience during a part-time gig, She was a worker with Editor privileges, so she got access to posting and nothing more. But, anybody who has ever tackled the behemoth also known as WordPress, knows that it is an “effort”. Teenagers are so stupid, I know I was one, but she definitely was the “know-it-all” stupid.
It’s been years since I last looked at the backend, code, and core of WordPress. It warms my cockles, seeing how everything is still the same shitshow it was years ago. I’m actually considering not making any radical changes to the code this time **sighs** I am finally showing my age.
Edit: I changed the layout again after I found a whole chunk of code missing, and some conflicts that induced epileptic seizures in the website. Oh well, I can’t blame a developer for not updating a free theme’s code. Back to rebuilding, and scrapping three days worth of work.
I am now being told by my children that I need to wrap up the mumbling, and get down to some serious business — feeding and playing with them. Thank you for visiting this Momma, and welcome any kind of conservation.