So. You might have heard about what happened to this blog. A week ago, my host, web.com.ph, announced that one of their servers, LAX06 was inaccessible and they are working hard to restore everything. It took them a while to do so; however, they were only able to restore the data of about 70% of the accounts on the server. The other 30% had corrupted backup files and all their restores came up empty. Nothing Spaces was a part of that 30%.
Hearing that felt like a punch to the face. I’ve been writing on this blog since May 2009, when I was in the middle of my senior thesis and needed an escape. Pretty dramatic, I know.
Then, it became a repository for all of my travel photos, some food reviews, the art shows I went to—basically, a modern-day diary. A pretty public account of an oversharer that, for some reason, some of you started reading. (Thank you, by the way.)
Right now, I’m scrambling to find some of my favorite entries from the last five years. I’ve saved quite a lot of the “important” posts (thank you, Google Cache!) and I’m grateful for at least that. I think the thing I was terrified of the most was that, perhaps, I would forget a certain feeling, and there would be nowhere to turn to to try and remember.
In some ways, I’m happy (not sure if that’s the right word) that I get to start over, even though it was an involuntary restart. All I know is that so far, I’m okay.
EDIT: I think I’ll republish some of the things that I can grab a hold of under Old Favorites. I won’t be able to update them all in one go, because I’d rather make new entries than live in the past. If you have any particular entries you’d like to be up there (that you remember), let me know and I’ll see what I can do! So far, there have been posts I’ve been wanting to retrieve but couldn’t (e.g. the one with Jens Lekman) because it hadn’t been cached anywhere.
Anyway, that’s it. I wish you all a good life. And lots of cake!