Technical difficulties and school lunch zombies

So Blogger (blogspot) crashed yesterday and was unavailable for much of today too. Last night I worked on my email backlog (I’m going to get threw them if it’s the last thing I do). I lost my post on Thursday as well as any comments you made on any posts on Thursday through today.

I’m pretty mad about this. Thursday’s post wasn’t my best work, but jeez Blogger! You didn’t have to shut me down because I joked about pitching a school lunch zombie movie in Hollywood. It was a weird thought, but not any excuse to go “nuclear” on my blog!

The good news about having technical difficulties is that I am reminded of why I am doing a redesign and total migration to a selfhosted site. I have been working with my designer for three months on this thing! He is a super busy person and so am I. I’m telling myself that it’s good to take these things slowly. Seriously though, I’m completing the purchase of the perfect domain name and once that finally goes through, things will speed up.

Don’t worry, I won’t lose you in the migration and I’ll keep you updated as changes come about.

The bad news is that I didn’t get the chance to blog about the book club book (Fast Food Nation) today. This week I made a point of taking my toddler to the library after school in the rain to get the book and everything! Do you mind waiting until next week to discuss it?

AND I lost faith in Blogger and I have decided to wait until tomorrow to work on a post about my lunches from this past week. I want to make sure they don’t lose another post! I’m waiting until 24 hours post-blog-nuclear-meltdown. I’m also wondering if they will somehow restore my lost post from Thursday.

HOWEVER, I wanted to let you know about an upcoming conference – and a chance to win a FREE registration!

The Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation’s largest group of professionals working to reverse the epidemic of obesity in children. This year, the group is convening in San Diego, from June 28-30, and giving away a free registration, valued at $350, for entrance to the conference and meals.

The winner will have the opportunity to learn about obesity prevention strategies, get new tools and resources, and connect with others working on this important issue. Speakers include Dr. Kelly Brownell, Dr. Margo Wootan, and Marty Kearns, Project Co-Director of PreventObesity.net.

If you’re interested in entering the sweepstakes, just “Like” the Childhood Obesity Conference on Facebook. If you want more information about the event or the speakers, it’s here.

I will not be attending this conference, but if you are local to San Diego, I think it would be a fabulous opportunity. If one of my readers attends the conference, you can write a guest blog post about the experience.

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3 Responses to Technical difficulties and school lunch zombies

  1. Shannon May 14, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    Blogger posts that disappeared yesterday are slowly coming back and their twitter says they're working on restoring comments…hopefully you'll get your post and your comments back.

    I use blogger too and it was a bit of a pain not being able to do anything yesterday!

  2. oreneta May 14, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    There is also a setting that will automatically send your post to your email address as you post it, and all the comments too, so that you have a backup copy….

  3. Anonymous May 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    You're not the only one… several blogs I read had their posts disappear šŸ™

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