Oops, I did it again.

So my blog and I have had a love-hate relationship. Earlier this week, I just went to pop into to check on one thing, and got a white screen of death from WordPress. It was a variable passing error or something crazy. It did give me a list of the file that was causing the error. It was apparently part of the theme that I had installed.  I’m not sure what happened to cause the error, but I had updated a few things a few days earlier, so maybe something broke during those updates. At any rate, I couldn’t even access the login page directly via URL. I was pretty much scuppered. So after I got home from work, I tackled it again. In the end, out of frustration, I went in via FTP and simply deleted the entire folder for the theme. I didn’t know if that would completely destroy the site or not, but I was out of options. When I went to the direct URL for the login page, I was presented with the familiar WordPress login screen. Hooray! I logged in, and was immediately met with a message that the ‘current theme was broken’ and that WP had automatically reverted to a default theme. Since I had deleted the other theme, being ‘broken’ was a bit of an understatement, but I appreciate the effort. 

So I learned to be more careful how and when I update things. I do have backups made of the site, but had no idea how to start with a reinstall, so I’m much happier with this result. I think I’ll stick with the default theme for now. It’s simple and clean. I just put my own header pic on it, and that’ll do. Until the next time I break something. 

I still have a blog

So it occurred to me today that I have a blog. Still. I was talking to someone this week about how many people start these up with good intentions and then lose steam. I’m not sure why that is, but I’d guess that there are tons of reasons. I think for me it was just a matter of decompressing and taking some ‘me’ time over the summer and not getting back. I’m thinking I need to make a point of it. Not to make some mark on the universe, but to help refine thoughts of my own.

My danger is that I tend to rant about things, and I’m not sure that this is where I want to post rants that stay forever. No one needs that. Perhaps I need a theme, or will start a storyline or something completely off the wall.

I’ll think about it.

Any ideas for blogging out there?