Stab me in the eye with a dull pencil. Repeatedly. Somehow I managed to start this paleo website and blog. Somehow I managed to buy a domain name. Somehow I did this through separate sites.
I hate technology. Or maybe it hates me. When I was a kid I had a math phobia. Not uncommon I realize. I’d see numbers and my brain would shut down. For the past 5 years now my job has involved statistics and data analysis. Yes I have an actual job. Blogging and cooking are my hobbies. Anyway, I found myself in this job that I love that challenges me in a positive way and that phobia of numbers and math has disappeared. HOWEVER that phobia has transferred itself to Internet technology.
Back to my blog and domain…
I bought a domain name (alliefitfoodie.com yay!) from a popular vendor and then started this blog through WordPress. You can map your purchased domain name to point to your WordPress blog. Well maybe YOU can. I tried once last week and pointed the name servers the wrong way so when my site address came up there was no content! Omg I lost it because as any fellow blogger or writer knows a lot of work goes into these posts. Where the heck did my content go?!?! After a semi major panic attack I managed to undo whatever mapping I did and got things back to normal. Whew. I vowed then to never touch the settings again until I got some assistance from my more technologically savvy friends.
Fast forward to this afternoon. I went to check my WordPress blog and all I got was the page from my domain name with no content! I swear I did not touch the settings. After another major panic attack, a semi tearful call to a very good friend who recommended I stop and have some wine (this is not only a very good friend, she’s also brilliant), and a cray cray “I may vomit…” text to another friend, I decided to drink that wine and eat dinner. Dinner by the way was awesome and consisted of paleo spaghetti and meat sauce, meaning spaghetti squash topped with organic ground beef in my homemade marinara.
Now relaxed (thank you wine) and stuffed (mmmm food) I decided to tackle the Internet and show my domain who’s boss. I spent some time on the phone with my domain vendor who couldn’t help me much because the issue wasn’t with the actual domain. Regardless the guy was super nice in spite of my inability to hide my frustration. I was trying not to cry and didn’t but my voice definitely wavered a bit. Maybe that’s why he was so nice. A girl crying usually does the trick. Sad but true. It’s a power women have, one I’m not opposed to using when necessary.
I got off the phone, watched a WordPress video on domain mapping through WordPress’s site (very helpful, thank you WordPress), changed the name servers through my domain vendor to point to WordPress and voila! Somehow I got my content back AND it’s mapped to my purchased domain!!!
I have no clue how it got screwed up this afternoon to begin with. Whatever. It seems to be working now.
Math? Got that down. Internet? Think I’m on my way. Next phobia? Bring it baby! Maybe I should be careful what I wish for.
Hmmm, maybe I should add a page to my blog on troubleshooting the Internet…