Tuesday began with the usual mayhem induced, chaotic morning, children crying for breakfast, sleep-deprived adults ignoring their bad parenting guilt to habitually tune into ABC4Kids.
Linking up my #IBOT post over at Essentially Jess, I noticed that there was something odd with the comments function.
The comments existed at the back end on my dashboard but clicking on them at the front end….poof! Off they disappeared!
“Must be a plug-in glitch,” I thought.
Now, I will happily confess that technical guru I am not. I also don’t have a very rational mind when it comes to technological hiccups.
Maybe it’s due to nasty past experiences, but I don’t do broken blogs very well. I’m extremely fatalistic. The stress causes my stomach to churn in what feels like a growing ulcer. My head feels like it’s filled with a box of dynamite ready to explode.
During the boys’ swimming lesson, I furiously tapped away on my iPhone, trying to deactivate, this and reinstall that.
But to no avail.
Crazy thing is, just a few weeks ago at Problogger, I had casually mentioned to Kelly of Swish Design that I was thinking of a makeover but thought I’d wait it out a little longer.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, what started as a perceived plug-in glitch turned into a full-blown bloggy makeover.
I thank the super duper friends who saved me from the ordeal.
Thanks, Mummy K for being there at a whim’s notice. For someone who’d been up since 3:30 that morning, she was fully alert to perform the emergency bloggy operation.
Big hugs to Daisy for listening to my frantic ramblings and made sure I didn’t hyperventilate.
Also, huge thanks to Emma at Five Degrees of Chaos who offered her assistance and gave me ideas for a new header image.
What have I learned from this experience?
When your gut tells you it’s time for a makeover, start doing something about it immediately.
But most of all…to calm the f*ck down!!!
Technology is always going to fail on us, one way or another and of course in the most unexpected of times. It’s a given. But there’s always, ALWAYS a solution. And sometimes, you even get your much needed bloggy makeover.
How do you cope with technological glitches?
1. Follow With Some Grace.
2. Sign up to the awesome Digital Parents community ( if you haven’t already done so). DP was created by Brenda Gaddi who happens to be the creator of FYBF. She’s also created 4 gorgeous kidlets. In case you’d like to know. Or maybe not. But we’ll share that info just the same.
3. Add your post URL to the FYBF linky. Please only link up one post.
4. Grab the funky FYBF button and post it on your sidebar. Help spread the blogfloggin love.
5. Visit the blogs of your fellow FYBF’ers and share the comment love