Friday, April 18, 2008

Call me stupid

So I had this brilliant idea this afternoon, inspired by visiting a relatively new blog, that I would update my blog template. You know, give the old girl a facelift so to speak. Good idea...not so good results. I read the instructions, which said that Blogger would have a copy of my old template if I wanted to go back. Confident that anything I did could be undone I forged ahead. What a sucker I am! I picked out a new template, chose some colors that fit my personality and hit a few buttons. Poof! New look to blog page. Poof! All the things I put on my side bar in the last year are gone!!!! Can I find them back? Not a chance. Only after digging through the "not really helpful" help files did I find the fine print which says you should save a copy your html coding to a text file on your hard drive before making any changes to your template. Yeah, now you tell me that. Where was that little bit of info before?????

You know, I didn't think I'd been all that diligent in keeping up with my blog, until I just watched a year's worth of work disappear into cyberspace never to be heard from again. And now I have to figure out a whole new template configuration and formatting system to fix it. NOT HAPPY! Nope, not happy at all. The sidebar is totally trashed, but at least the posts are intact...or at least I think they are. Things are never as simple as they seem...I should have known better. Silly me. Bad Blogger.

So to all my visitors, pardon the mess while I try to put things back together again. It's going to take some time. I'm really sad to lose my counter, which was just about to hit 10,000 visitors...a figure that blows my mind. I miss all the KAL and blog buttons that I so diligently uploaded in html coding (after figuring out how to do it too). I even miss my Flickr photos. Reconnecting to my blogrolls is going to be a bit tricky. Why, oh why did I hit that change template button???? Grrrr


Diana said...

Poor baby! But I love the colors. :-)

Joansie said...

If it's any consolation, I will know not to do what you did. I'm new to Blogger after leaving Yahoo 360 hell. Two years of blogging there and now Yahoo has so many issues that folks are moving to Blogger. Good luck!

Lovie said...

Oh I am so sorry you lost so much stuff! As for the look of my blog, I am afraid I cannot take any credit for it. A computer-savvy friend did it for me. I love it so.

Hey, let's meet up at the Yarn Haven one day, wanna? I've never been there; I always go to Loopville.


Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Certainly can identify with your woes! I still cannot change my banner. Sigh. Someone should offer a service for $20 who will do this for us!! Dang! But I DO like your blog!!nancy

Kat said...

I like the new look, although I know how painful it is to lose all that stuff.

Think of it as an opportunity to do some blog housecleaning, maybe?