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Oh, the stupidity........

Well.........! You may have noticed that instead of images in blog posts there is a lot of this on the website right now:


Yes, hmmmm........ that's because someone incredibly stupid (I'm not going to name names, but yeah, it was me!) deleted the google blogger album online. I have searched everywhere, gotten online chat help from google, and as it was not in photos, but instead was located in the album archives it does not seem to be recoverable. So, yeah, 1000's of images and 6 years of uploads. Urrgh. 

Really, after the initial freak-out, I just have to laugh at my own stupidity. What else can I do?

I do have all of the images on my computer and in back-up copies, but it will be a process of re-uploading everything to the web/blogger, so it is going to take a little bit of time. I have decided to just look at it as an opportunity for reorganisation of my filing system. Yeah, because I have all the time in the world for that.........hahaha......

Now, for some happier news.......my goal for the Digital Journal/s release is early next week - I'm on target and am very excited about it :)

Here's a sneak peek of the cover of the 2nd journal featuring the Heartfully2 pattern which I made into a digital brush to create the background. What do you think? Which cover do you like best? The Compass Daisies cover or this one?


Have a great weekend! Mine just happened to get exponentially busier, but, ah well :)


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  1. Yargh. These things happen to us all sometimes. I work with websites and blogs a lot (which doesn't mean I don't make mistakes, and my own stuff is not always right or up to date).
    Something people who blog don't realise, is the value of updating old posts from time to time. Once a post is up, users link to it and old posts can drive a lot of traffic to your pages. This could be a good opportunity for you to update some of your more popular posts and get some extra mileage out of them. Good luck with all the re-uploading!

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    1. Thanks Megan. After the initial shock and horror, I've just started to get on with it. It'll take a few weeks and recoding the pattern and gallery sections will be huge but I'll chip away at it.

      Thanks for the suggestion on updating old posts, I will definitely keep it in mind as I'm going through 😊.

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  2. Oh, I know the feeling you must have felt when you noticed the disaster, and a disaster it is! Heart cramps up in the pit of your stomach and you are getting all hot, wondering what just happened and where do you start looking to find out. And when it is finally clear that the images are gone for sure-sure, time just runs tons faster. Where do you start....
    I have to say, you take it with a grain of salt and try to see some positive in it. Yes, Helen, just think that you could have been a lot busier drawing tiles in the last 1-2 years and your present recovery efforts would be that much more time consuming. And you made backups of your posts and kept all your original digital work files and images. Good luck, Helen.
    Cover: May I say that I like the Compass Daisy?

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    1. Thanks Susie, yes the initial response was complete and utter horror. It's going to be a slog but at least all the posts are there just image-less. I figure it will take a few weeks of plugging away to get all the images back up.

      I actually had the same thought that it was lucky I hadn't been drawing as much the last few years!! Hahaha 😀

      Thanks for the feedback on the cover - it is my fave too! hx

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  3. Oh dear, sounds like you have a good plan for recovery. I like both covers equally.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy :) Probably the most stupid thing I've done....but not terminal fortunately! hx

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  4. I am so sorry to hear of the mishap (putting it mildly). Thank heaven you have backups available. I was thinking that I don't even know if I have backups or not for my blog. That is a monumental task that you have ahead of you, but as you say, it is a chance for reorganization (what a wonderful, positive attitude for you!). I have been following you for years, ever since I first discovered tangling. I love ALL your work and look forward to your new project. and by the way, I much prefer your Compass Daisy cover, just because I love organic over geometric motifs. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks, Lezli :) I couldn't quite believe it when it happened, and how easy it was to do - definitely a lesson learnt, for sure. I think it'll take me a few weeks to get everything back up, but I'll just take the slow and steady approach and get through it :) Compass Daisies seem to be the overall fave (they are mine, too!) hx

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  5. Eeek! Oh no Helen!!! I feel for you... I have experienced similar disasters, er hmmmm, learning experiences and it is the pits for sure.
    As to happier thoughts, I prefer the Compass Daisy cover personally. Huge Hugs from Virginia, USA

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    1. Definitely a "learning" experience, Elizabeth, maybe one I could have lived without, but I'm pretty sure I won't be silly enough to do it again :)

      Compass Daisies definitely seems to be the overall "winner". Thanks for the feedback :) hx

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  6. Hi Helen, Just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear of your 'mistake' but am sure you will fix it in time. I'm not the most competent computer user, but I realise how devastating this would be for you. I am curious about the digital diaries as I have no idea what they are or how to use them. So Ill be looking forward to the information next week I love the daisies too.
    Mary

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  7. So sorry to hear what happened Helen. I know how frustrating it can be. I hope it all works out for the best and there is a "silver lining" besides all the hard work restoring everything. I love all your artwork and patterns. You are so talented!
    I do love the Compass Daisies.
    Cheers
    Helen

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  8. Hi Helen, I can’t imagine the horrible feeling advantage you discover the mistake! Well done for getting back up and getting in with it. And you’re right about “disasters” being an opportunity to redo something. :) I love your art and your blog. I’m in Canada but was born in Sydney, so even though I never lived there, I feel an affinity for Australia. I love hearing about your farm too.
    And I like the daisy cover, because flowers. :)
    Good luck! Tabitha

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