hackedAnyone who’s visited my blog over the past few days has been greeted with a big, bold “404 Not Found” message. The equivalent of the blue screen of death for a blogger.

In case you’re wondering what happened, my site got hacked. I had a couple of days where it looked like I’d lost the whole kit and caboodle. Very exciting. Just not the kind of excitement I’m looking for.

I was relatively lucky, because I’d recently backed up. It still took me three days to piece everything back together.  I only lost a few posts and/or their comments. Not the end of the world, for sure.

In a not always “all’s well that ends well” world, please benefit from my agida and use it as a cautionary tale. If you haven’t backed up your site recently, DO IT NOW. And if you aren’t on the latest version of your blog platform, UPGRADE NOW.

Over and out, and getting away from this #(&^&(@* computer for a while.