Alright guys, here’s the deal. My blog is showing the “white screen of death”.
This happened a couple weeks ago and I’ve only been able to post from my phone. I’m not able to do anything from my computer. I have tried to figure out what the problem is and have been unsuccessful in correcting the issues thus far. One suggestion was to change the theme, which I did. Now there is no tab showing that says “write” which is what I’ve always used to post. I’m in a quandary here-do I just bag this blog and start a new one? Even though I haven’t been able to post pictures for several months-which has frustrated me no end-there is a tremendous amount of detailed information on here.
I mean, I have tutorials, DIY’s, product reviews, series, challenges, tips and tricks, frugal alternatives, this site is information heavy.
And after several years I’m finally starting to build a following…
According to WordPress, the site is backed up daily. That’s great. Maybe I can download everything, then start a new blog and put it all back on the new one. I don’t know if that’s possible, or how to do it. I cannot access my administration area to even try to correct these problems.
I’m sure many of you are saying : “Well just go into such and such and do this and that and then everything will be fine.” Yeah. Except I’m completely computer illiterate and have no idea what any of that would mean or the first clue how to do it.
My husband is a computer guy, but has never used WordPress nor does he have the time to mess with my blog problems. His suggestion is to pitch the whole thing, since it’s not like I’m making money doing this, it’s just for fun.
My reason for creating the blog in the first place was to share my passion for creating art on a limited budget. I thought there were probably others like me, with large families living on one income and no extra money for art materials. If I could share some ways to make art on the cheap, others might be encouraged or inspired to do it too.
At this point I’m utterly frustrated and defeated. I’ve spent vast amounts of time researching and trying out the stuff I’ve shared with you here. I work hard at coming up with inexpensive alternatives to commonly used supplies. I try to give you helpful information so you can make informed decisions about what to spend your hard earned money on.
And now the site I’ve worked so hard to build is messed up and I don’t know how to fix it…
I will continue to try to correct the problems I’m having here, and I really appreciate your support and encouragement these last several years. If I should screw it up and this blog vanishes- I’ll be back with the same name. It just might not be with WordPress.