So my blog sort of broke. It kind of just had a brain fart or something. It just decided to stop functioning for some reason. Well a part of it did, anyway. I don’t know.
The other day I noticed I wasn’t getting any email notifications from my blog, like for comments or for new subscribers or anything like that (including the emails for lost passwords – which is scary). So I did some researching on google and after several hours found that my host (Bluehost) had disabled the mail php function or something like that (I only understand php and wordpress stuff to an extent) and then I had to spend hours trying to figure how to fix this.
If you use wordpress, then you’ve probably spent hours searching through help forums for a solution to some random wordpress problem, and have likely encountered countless useless forums before finding anything that even remotely made any sense or helped solve the problem even slightly.
Eventually after enough trial and error, you figure out the specifics of the problem, find a solution
or many that just don’t actually work and then finally fix the problem. Which is what I did. And it was incredibly frustrating. But now I feel a sense of accomplishment at figuring it out and solving the problem, and I’m glad I fixed it, but I’m still annoyed that a pretty important function (in my opinion) just stopped working all of a sudden.
I know that’s to be expected from time to time. Things break. They stop working all of a sudden. That’s fine and good, but I’m still gonna complain about it.
But on to more fun things…
I spent the other day with my friend Angela and her sister, Ashley. We went to a small beach near where I live and got ice cream. I had a great time, and she ended up convincing me to download Instagram. So now that’s a thing and hopefully I can follow a bunch of you amazing bloggers on that too.
I don’t think I’ll be posting much though, since I’m pretty terrible with a camera, as you’ll see from the pictures in this post. I really look forward to seeing everyone else’s pretty photos! (If I haven’t followed you already, please leave your instagram in the comments and I’ll be sure to check it out! 🙂
We ended up running into a cute library thing. I’ve vaguely heard of them before but had never seen one. Not even sure what’s called. Also, a cute little bird friend decided to beg us for food and I nearly died because it was so adorable.
I’ll be going to New York soon…
My friends (y’all know who you are… if you’re reading this… hopefully you are) and I will be taking a road trip to New York soon to visit my boyfriend who lives there. It’s the farthest I’ve ever been from home (driving anyway) and I’m super excited and nervous!
I’ve been reading Mosquitoland and it’s brilliant…
It’s also a bit confusing. There’s a lot of things happening and I’m just barely keeping up, but I adore Mim, the main character, and her voice and humor. I like the way the format flips from her narrative to her journal entries. I’m hoping the end of the book will clear some things up, but either way, I’ve been enjoying the book.
Expect a review to be up really soon!
I’ve banned myself from acquiring new books until I’ve made significant progress with my TBR, which I sort of mentioned in my last post. The boyfriend aforementioned, his name is Kelvin, is helping me stick to this ban.
It’s so hard. All the books are so pretty and new and I want them all. It’ll be good for me, and I’m sure it won’t be too difficult to stick to. Who am I kidding?
Thanks for reading my ramblings
it’s totally understandable if you skimmed most of this! Let me know if you’ve had similar problems with wordpress (or any other platform) and what’s going on in your life!