Monday, April 1, 2013

I Never Want to See That Stupid Robot Again

I had surgery on Friday.  It went well.  I'm home now, doing fine.

Thursday was the night that www.laurenmikael.com had to be renewed for another year.  Google pulled money out of my account, but the same night  I was looking in my blog settings had accidentally clicked the X beside the URL of my site.

Basically for 3 days I was paying for the name laurenmikael and a broken link.  So If anyone tried visiting laurenmikael.com  they got this lovely little robot instead:



Ever since I found out about this I was going crazy trying to figure out how to fix it.   Since my domain was broken my site was only accessible if you typed in laurenmikael.blogspot.com.

I've always hated having .blogspot attached to the URL; it doesn't look professional and it makes me feel more "important" to have my own .com domain.

I was freaking out, not sure if I was going to be able to fix it.  I was afraid I had wasted money on a site I couldn't even use (if you know me, you know I am very picky with my money...if I am willing to pay for something, it better be completely and totally amazing and I better be able to use it whenever and/or however I want.)

I called Google (since they own Blogger) but it turns out they don't have any customer support...or at least any "real" people you can talk to...how stupid is that?!? Very. If you ask me.

Anyway, today after hours and hours of searching I finally figured out how to fix it.  I had to let out my inner computer geek and type all these crazy codes and stuff into the website that I purchased my domain from.  It took forever, but I did it.  So happy it's fixed.


Just to give you a little bit of an idea of how much I care about this blog: Thursday night I couldn't sleep at all.

"Yeah, Lauren you were having surgery the next morning, it's completely understandable that you wouldn't be able to sleep. You were worried about the surgery."  That's what you're thinking, right?

Well, sorry to tell you, but you are wrong.

I couldn't sleep because I was worried about the fate of laurenmikael.com.

I had gotten all my worrying about the surgery out of the way on Tuesday.  Spent all day in a massive panic attack, so bad that I literally made myself sick.  Horrible headache; Ear ache; Ringing ears; Extreme nauseousness. Tuesday sucked.  Valium was my best friend that day.

Glad everything is over now.  Surgery is done...shouldn't have to have another one for at least 7 years.  My little home on the internet is secure for another year.  Shouldn't ever have to deal with all the domain drama ever again...as long as I'm not an idiot and mess around with settings; it should renew by itself every year, and even if it doesn't at least I know how to fix it.

-laurenmikael


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