A hard lesson to learn…
Last Sunday, I lost my domain Thoughtsofamommy . com. As you can tell from looking at the site now, I am a .net. Which I know is not entirely bad but still, the whole process was horrifying. This is not my fault. Alright… I’m lying. Well, some of it is and trust me when I say “I have learned my lesson.”
I originally bought the .com domain with wordpress.com. Years past I always got an email letting me know that it was that time of the year again, and that I had to renew the domain. Well, this time around, I didn’t get anything. This is where it’s my fault. I clearly didn’t remember when to renew and apparently I wasn’t even set up for an automatic renewal. From frantically looking through the WP forums, I wasn’t the only one.
I cried. And cried. And cried some more.
Almost immediately someone else had bought the domain. I tried doing everything I could to see if I could recover the domain, but it was to no avail.
I quickly bought all sorts of domains with GD and set out to try and get things up again. I truly thank the Lord almighty that I had a different hosting company. This is how the blog was saved. I have been able to fully recover from the domain loss. Readership, domain change, posts, links and all that fun stuff. And I love the fact that I literally did it all on my own. Just as I was starting to feel I was going to make it, the news came. Thoughtsofamommy . com is currently being sold for $18,000. Can you imagine that?
I cried again.
The initial feelings of shock, disappointment, hurt, anger, sadness and depression has tapered down. Still, all my hard work for the past 3 years, traffic wise, took a massive blow. I still have to manually change the images from all the posts. For some reason there isn’t a plugin that will do that for me. Just give me time to go through all that. I have about 1,400 + images to go through.
I know things happen for a reason and I am trying to really believe that. You know, other than stupid me forgetting to renew the domain.
My advice: Don’t forget to renew your domain.
That is all.
Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!