I seriously need to step back and think about what I write here. I need to read some of the things that I have written over the years and take my own advice.
I normally shy away from giving unsolicited advice and even here on that blog I try to only write about things that I know are true. My own personal experiences are normally what appear here and not a long list of Things to Do.
My approach is a more gentle and hopefully helpful way to offer solutions for things but today I realize that so often I write about being patient, realizing that God has a plan, embracing the fact that things will work out.
It took a computer glitch to give me a swift kick in the pants this week to realize that I need to take my own advice more seriously.
My blog went down. Oh the horrors. Oh you guys could all still see it, read, it, comment on it and share it if you felt so inclined but no device in my house, including my phone, would allow me to even see it. All I got was this message.
Oh the pain of it all. I got my expert on it right away and we tried all the normal things that sometimes happen. But it was weird and I was blocked. Nothing worked.
This went on ALL day! I kept trying. My web guy kept trying. Of course he also works a regular day job so he fit it in around that and every once in awhile I would get a message asking me to try something else. I finally just shared my computer with him and he navigated all the things that he could come up with. Still, nothing worked.
I was seriously upset. I had posts written but not scheduled out and being the creature of habit that I am I was concerned that Teapot Tuesday would become Teapot Never.
And then suddenly at about 8:30 pm I tried and it suddenly worked. I messaged my web guy in CAPITAL letters because it deserved all caps. I cheered. I scheduled a post. I told everyone who had heard me whine about it that things were back to normal. Evidently it was that the” host blocked the third party domain/host protection service ip”. So whatever that means I am glad it is done and over with.
But this morning when I woke up I realized how obsessed I had become with the whole issue. Where was my “it will all work out” attitude? Where was my “the sun always comes up ” attitude? Sadly it was lost. So today I am trying to refocus and take some of my own advice. Stay calm. It will all work out. In the big scheme of things this is insignifcant.