Move Along, Nothing to See Here

computer frustration

It’s been a full two weeks since anything new has hit this site.  I’d call that a record!  Believe me when I tell you that it was not on purpose.  I’ve had a wonderful hacking incident which crippled my access for a week and then took the entire site down for another week.  It’ was not fun.

There are people who like to prove how smart they are by ruining things that others have created.  So, they go about attempting to destroy what has taken years to build.

For a moment there, I actually thought about giving up.  I mean, this is the second time in as many months that I’d been hacked.  This time was by far the worst.  Was it worth losing sleep over? I mean, my life is busy enough.  Would you guys even care?

I literally dropped everything.  I deleted my e-mail account, and was ready to let everything go.  But, I had started receiving phone calls from my family members who, gasp, read and enjoyed the blog.  And I received private Tweets. And I received e-mails.

Fine, I thought. I’ll try this one last time.

Go Daddy couldn’t fix anything.  I couldn’t anything.  All was lost. But then I remembered that I had downloaded and entire copy of the entire site the last time that it had been hacked.  Yesterday, I uploaded those files, and WHAM!  We were back in business.

So, let’s try this again, shall we?

Hi, I’m Sandy, and I’m in a crap-load of debt.  Follow along as I beg, borrow and steal try to figure out different ways of making money online while sharing some financial insights along the way.

And hacker, I win.

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16 Responses to Move Along, Nothing to See Here

  1. Yay! Welcome back Sandy! Screw that hacker guy!

  2. WooHoo! Glad you’re back, Sandy!

  3. Shondell says:

    I am glad you are back up, I was wondering what happened!

    Any tips for other bloggers on how to protect ourselves from hackers?

  4. I was just about to email you to see what the heidi-hoo was going on! Our server was hacked a few months back and we back up everything now!

  5. krantcents says:

    One of my worst fears is getting hacked. I am glad you are back!

  6. Sorry to hear about the hacker problems. I had 3 incidents last year so I know how frustrating it could be. Don’t give up!

  7. Suba says:

    Sorry about the hack Sandy! This is the second time in a month right? Damn hackers!!! Glad to have you back!

  8. Congratulations! It was one great battle you just won.

  9. Little House says:

    Glad that you’re back, Sandy! Those darn hackers can’t outsmart you!

  10. Libby says:

    I had wondered where your posts were…I read them every day there is something new. I just don’t understand why others have to do something destructive like bringing down a harmless website. It doesn’t prove how “smart” they are, it just proves that they are mean-spirited and shouldn’t be allowed on the internet. Hang in there, Sandy! You’ve inspired a lot of us.

  11. I am very glad you are back too Sandy! I feel your pain. I really do.

  12. Cindy Brick says:

    I’ve also been hacked before — good for you, tell the hackers where they can stick it! (Oops, that wasn’t very ladylike…)

    We’re here, and we’re reading. Glad you’re back.

  13. I’m glad to hear you’re sticking it out. I can’t imagine how much of a pain dealing with the hacking has been, but you’ve inspired me to beef up my site security. I wonder if there are any site security people with a good affiliate program? *grin*

    I’m a relatively new reader, but I’m definitely enjoying your blog, so keep up the good work!

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