Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Why I like this blog, why I deleted it, and why I brought it back!

This will be a fun post to write. Maybe you've done the same thing. Created a blog, kept it around for a few years, did a lot with it, or didn't do much with it at all. You created more than one blog. Let's say three. But one of your blogs took off and you ran away with it and left the others behind.

Then one day, you decided to delete the blog that you didn't keep up with, didn't get many visitors, followers, or comments. You hit the "Delete this blog" button, and it felt good! It's gone. You don't have to think about it any more or check up on it. And you didn't bother to back up any of your stories or posts. You just let it all go.

Then 30 days later, you come out of your daze and realize that you had some pretty good stuff in there, at least for yourself, and maybe for a few others as well and think, "What have I done?!"

It's too easy to delete a blog on a whim or a period of "writer's mood"
Everyone gets it right? Who am I? Why am I doing this? Where am I going with it? What's the point? It's time to move on and forget about this.

Don't say writer's block

You don't have writer's block. It's just a passing mood or period. Your writer stuff is still in there taking a break, is on vacation, or mending itself.

Luckily for published book authors, you can't unpublish a book. It's solid. A monument of sorts. And there are lots of copies.

Bloggers are published authors too, sometimes self-published authors with itchy fingers.  

Google Blogger understands our whims and builds in a 90-day grace period for you to go back and restore your blog. It works. It's instant. And it feels so good to be given another chance! How many places can you quit your job, then just walk back 30 to 90 days later and start working again? Google Blogger.

How to restore a deleted blog
  • Just go to Google Blogger and log in with your deleted blog's username and password.
  • You'll be back in your Blogger account and you'll see "deleted blogs" 
  • Click on "Undelete this blog"
  • Voila! You're back. You can keep posting or at least print out or back up the content you created.
  • Breathe a sigh of relief.
  • Then, go back and read some of your stuff. If you can say, "Hey, I still like what I wrote", keep going!
  • And say, "THANKS" to Google Blogger. 
How do I know this? Because I did all of the above.

So why do I like this blog and why did I bring it back?

I like the colour purple! This is where the writer lives. And you learn a lot by blogging.
Welcome back!
Peggy Varner
Publisher of WritersBlogque

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