My blog died.
I have no idea why.
One day it was working fine and the next….nothing.
It’s always the scary risk with blogs.
That’s how someone talked me into self hosting.
Not that I was really “self” hosting since I know very little about technical stuff.
An old blogging friend offered to host it (and build it) on my behalf some years ago.
And everything went sweet for a while.
My blog was pretty, I learnt new things about wordpress, html and the like.
But not how to back it up or upgrade wordpress or any of that “technical behind the scenes” stuff.
So it was no more mine than a free hosted blog like this one.
Here one day and gone the next.
All my family history, recipes, inspirational posts, frugal posts.
And I don’t think it’s coming back. 😦
And for a while I wasn’t sure I wanted to even start a new one.
I figured maybe it was a sign that my blogging time was over.
I wanted to forget I’d ever blogged – the only way I really knew how to deal with the grief of losing my blog.
But I miss it.
So I’m giving it another go.
I have no idea how this blog will go.
With 2 part-time jobs and a baby on the way, I don’t know how I’ll fit blogging in.
But with this fresh start comes a new perspective on blogging.
It’s no longer about the “success”.
It’s no longer about the number of comments.
It’s no longer about the number of visitors, the google ranking or the money making income potential.
It’s just my way of reaching out to others.
Making connections, no matter how few.
And expressing myself when no other form of expression seems to “do”.
If you’re an old reader who has “found me” – welcome.
If you’re a new reader who has never heard of “Lightening” (and yes, it’s deliberately spelt with an “e”) – welcome.
If you’re a blogger who’d like to share this blog or add me to your blogroll, thank you. But no obligation.
It might take me a while to tweak this blog but in the meantime, I hope you’ll take the time to say hi in the comments section so I know you’ve been. 🙂