broken blog

On Thursday evening (March 1st) this blog suddenly appeared very odd in design and showed only some of my very earliest posts from 2004 on the main page. The links (underlined as of yore!) went to wrong pages using the old html instead of php to which we later converted. The RSS reader did the same, and where I first noticed the break. Thankfully the contents in my blog editing program Movable Type (v.3.34) seem to be intact still.

But, yikes! I was extremely upset, thinking the blog has been hacked and I’ve lost it forever. Morbid thoughts, thoughts of all the work lost, thoughts of all the work to restore from backups that aren’t the fully restorable type! I’m going into grief mode…

I had no clue how to fix the problem, I needed help. My clever internet savvy daughter Erika came to the rescue and fixed it that evening.

Or so we thought. Yesterday afternoon, the problem came back. Erika quickly fixed it the same way, but we were left with the question of why this was happening. Today, it went awry again near noon. I’m awaiting a fix as I type this, knowing posting this right now isn’t going to make it appear to you, dear readers. Maybe later***

Many apologies to everyone who’s visited and found my blog broken. With luck and a lot of knowledge on the part of my helper, I hope the problems will be solved very soon and permanently. It does not seem to be a server issue since other family members who are on the same server do not have problems. I know I haven’t given much technical information because I don’t understand the problem. Erika and I’d be very interested and grateful to learn from anyone else who may have had a similar problem with their blog and how it was fixed.

***Two hours later – Erika fixed this again, but we don’t know how long this will last. I’ll post this now in hopes that visitors will get a chance to see this message. We may have to consult with J, my son-in-law and the original designer of this blog. So patience, friends. Patience and a calm heart, Marja-Leena!

Much later: J. found an issue and corrected it! Hopefully that ends the problems. Please let me know if you encounter any more weird stuff here.

March 3, 2007 in Blogging by Marja-Leena