My first post on a shiny new blog – it’s rather like writing on the first page of a crisp new notebook. Thoughts race through my head; ‘make it worthwhile’, ‘don’t smudge the ink’, ‘best handwriting required’. You know what happens, inevitably the pen clogs and deposits a big clump of glue-like ink in the centre of the page, or the near perfect handwriting gradually deteriorates to near illedgible scrawl by the last sentence. I suspect this blog will be like a new notebook in more ways than one.
So why a new blog?
I recently had my website and blog hacked multiple times. Nothing personal I’m sure, just some bot finding it’s way in through outdated code, old passwords – who knows. The first couple of times I took a deep breath and managed to recoup – or thought I did. After this last attack I felt so overwhelmed that I just deleted everything. Website – gone. Blog – gone.
At first it felt almost good, but then the loss of several years of blog posts hit me. What did they all say? What was gone that I didn’t even realise? Was I going to miss them? I do have a backup somewhere, but not a particularly recent one. Maybe I’ll try importing it at some point, maybe I won’t take the risk.
Wavey Lines?? Have you tried coming up with a blog name at WordPress lately? It’s hard to get a name that hasn’t been taken. At first this one was almost out of desperation but the more I sit with it the more I like it.
If you are at all familiar with ‘The Shipping News’ you might remember a character named Wavey. Visiting Newfoundland I came across this name a lot, one was a perfectly named hair dresser that I wish I had written down. Wavey Cuts and Curls or something. Anyway, I took the name to use as and when I want. Sometimes it’s just Wavey, sometimes it’s Wavey Raven…
What is a blog filled with? Lines! There you have it – Wavey Lines! What are wavy lines? Vibrations of which we are all made, heat, light, electricity, and so much more – we are infinitely amazing beings. Far more infinitely amazing than this blog will ever be!