Technologically challenged and some fill ins…

March 22, 2013

It’s Friday morning and for now it seems the blogging gods are cooperating and allowing me access to my blog. As some of you may know my site has been more down than up this past week. Apparently, there were some server issues with the particular node (whatever that means) we are on that caused the blog to go down. I was not the only one affected. Reading the twitter stream for GoDaddy – our hosting company – induced headaches, I tell you. Sites were down all over and people were complaining. In my humble opinion, I don’t think GoDaddy handled the situation very well. They kept trying to mollify people with vague answers and no real apologies. My husband, who is also the webmaster for BocaFrau, called GoDaddy twice and from his end of the conversation it seemed he was telling them what to do and not the other way around. We also went on Twitter but that really didn’t get us anywhere…

So, for now it seems I’m up and running and I hope, it stays that way. I had more than one freak out this past week and it made me realize that I would get really sad if I lost this space. I have poured my heart into my blog for the past year and a half, have made many online friendships and some in real life and I would hate to lose all that. Blogging is part of my life and will be for the foreseeable future.

Thank you all for bearing with me, for stopping by when you were able and for commenting and also for visiting my second blog home {Foto}liciousΒ which I use for my Project 365. There I share a photo a day and describe it in both English and German.

But now, it’s time for the regular scheduled programming on Fridays – Hilary’s Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun!

Each week Hilary has 4 statements on her blog with blanks for us to fill in. It’s fun, it’s easy and a great way to meet other bloggers and find out something about them! So, come along for the ride and have fun!!!!

Here are this week’s statements:

1. My ___ is my least favorite feature
2. I was very ____ as a child
3. The first room I clean in my house is___ because___
4. If I had the guts to ____then I could ____

My answers:

1. My pasty white skin is my least favorite feature. (Is that considered a feature? Either way, it’s one of the things I don’t much like. I wish, I could tan and have that glowing, lightly golden skin.)

2. I was very talkative as a child. (And I still am. It is definitely genetic as both my girls are afflicted with it as well.)

3. The first room I clean in my house is usually the kitchen because it’s the hub of the house and we are always spending time there. It gets cleaned constantly.

4. If I had the guts to record myself on camera then I could start making vlogs which is really something I’d like to do – eventually. Don’t you all want to hear my “cute” German accent? πŸ™‚


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  • TBM March 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I hope the issue won’t trouble you anymore. I don’t have experience with GoDaddy, but it doesn’t sound like they customer friendly.

  • Debbie March 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Well, I love cute German accents, having grown up with them. πŸ™‚ Vlogs would be interesting, but, for me, I’d need to lose weight first. LOL
    Have a good weekend.

    • Susi March 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      Thanks, Debbie. We’ll see what happens… Hope you have a great weekend as well.

  • Judy March 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Would love to hear your German voice. My in-laws were German.

    • Susi March 22, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Thanks, Judy. I’ll think about it some more! πŸ™‚

  • Darcie March 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I have attempted vlogs and they can be terrifying! But also a very fun experience. Some people love them. Others hate them. I just think it is a different way to connect with your readers πŸ™‚

    • Susi March 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      I know, I’v watched some of yours before and I do like that they let the reader in a little more and you become more real to them I think. We’ll see…

  • Claudia March 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I agree, my kitchen is usually pretty clean. If it is not, we won’t eat home-cooked meal and the cleaning lady is probably just around the corner – LOL (yes, since I started working full time again, I finally got help). I was one of your readers discovering Fotolicious, but I’m glad BocaFrau is up and running again, I’m assuming you keep back ups of everything… which reminds me, I should do one… right now! Bis zum naechsten Mal!

    • Susi March 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Claudia, the hubby does backups of everything periodically – he’s my official webmaster and takes care of all the pesky tech details in the background!!! I’m happy you stopped by Fotolicious… πŸ™‚

  • Arlene March 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I would love to hear your cute German accent! My sister was the talkative one in the family. Still is.

    • Susi March 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Aww, thanks, Arlene. I’m the more talkative one out of the two of us as well. πŸ™‚

  • paul March 23, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Tech issues are such a pain to deal with. I’m having issues with Bell and the line coming into the house, I thought that was why your blog ate my comments LOL ( Maybe a bit of both)
    Always start with the kitchen, when I clean. Come to Canada at the start of shorts season and no one will notice your white skin, we all have it. Yes, I want to hear your accent. I’ve toyed with the idea myself but…

    • Susi March 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      Ha ha ha. Maybe I’ll take you up on the offer than I won’t stand out quite as much as I do here in a sea of golden tans! πŸ™‚

  • Hilary March 23, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I think you would be great a a vlog!

    I hate technology – great when it works, but when it doesn’t… UGH!

    • Susi March 23, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Hilary, thanks for your vote of confidence. We’ll see… And I agree about the technology mambo jumbo!

  • Kimberly March 23, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I clean the kitchen first too. Our side door, the one that everyone uses, is attached to it.
    I’m sorry that you were having server issues. That is a scary thing. You just reminded me to back up my files!!!

    • Susi March 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Kimberly, definitely a good idea to do those backups. It looks as though things are more or less resolved – I hope! πŸ™‚

  • Rorybore March 24, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Yes!!! A Vlog is formally requested. One of my hubands aunt always sings this German lullaby to the kids when she comes to visit. that would be awesome!
    I’m see you with the pale skin, and I Raise you several hundred freckles. tan I don’t.

    • Susi March 24, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I wonder which lullaby it is. I sing a few to little one as well. Ha ha ha. Pale skins unite! πŸ™‚

  • Missy | Literal Mom March 27, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I’m sorry your site was down! I’ve heard GoDaddy isn’t great on the customer service thing.

    • Susi March 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Yeah, you could say that again, Missy. Customer service is not their thing at all.

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