Ten years, ten freaking years of existence in this cyber world! Who knew that back in 2004 when I first began this blog that I will actually stick with it for 10 years. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would accomplish what I have done with this blog. To tell you the truth the moment I started it I felt that it will be like my other failed attempts at keeping a diary where I would give up 5 pages in. I am now 10 years into this blog. I have lost my way a couple of times, went into hibernation mode (still am in a way but I am slowly shedding that agoraphobia I have acquired in the past years with my blog) but in the end I am staying true to myself.
This blog has always been and will always be a personal space where I unleash my thoughts, ramblings, rants, obsessions and more. My obsessions at the moment revolve around technology, gadgets, and television shows. I shy away from a lot of the “journalistic” reporting of events and such and try to be unique. I feel if I am not unique then why even bother writing that one piece I wish to share with the world.
Earlier this evening (or rather yesterday) my friend Swera called me up and mentioned how my site was down. I’ve been running a bunch of technical updates yesterday and for some reason I broke something while I was updating and removing malicious files, etcetra, etcetra :P Lo and behold I found out that I broke a file in my theme and hence had to reinstall everything from scratch.
Now hopefully things are back up and running and should be smooth sailing from here on out but I won’t stop with the updating, I might take the site down in the next few weeks and do some much needed maintenance and facelift in celebration of my blog turning 10 years old!
10 freaking years of blogging! How cool is that! Anyways I just wanted to update you on the situation and things should be fine now. Should is the operative word!
Back to watching #GameOfThrones :P
Holy Shitzu! WordPress has just released the latest version of its blogging platform, version 3.8 and it has become a RADICAL change! Everything is different, it’s more modern, has a cleaner look, you can customize a bit more stuff and most importantly it should function much better than before.
I haven’t been more shocked or surprised by a change like this than well when version 3.0 came out I believe. I am liking it so far. Also next year’s “IT” theme should be “Twenty-Fourteen”. I guess this means I should get to cracking on your theme ZDistrict, right? :P
If you haven’t updated be sure to backup your files and then press the update button, nothing bad should happen but in case it should it’s better to be prepared.
For the past couple of weeks, if not months I’ve been having blog errors where the Site goes temporarily unavailable, it appears that I have been using too much of my Shared Hosting RAM and thus I had to switch over to a VPS [Virtual Private Server] (I’ve been using it since last night) and so far things are flowing much smoother. I feel the website loading faster and everything functioning well).
I will be performing maintenance on the website in the upcoming weeks so as to make everything load faster and work 100% better, thus don’t worry if things stop functioning for a bit, I am still around and will be around for a while :P
It’s officially my blog’s ninth birthday! What a journey this has been! Happy Birthday Bloggie Woogie! “Cause mami I’ve done been around the world, seen a lot of places… been around your girl believe I read faces…” Woops scratch that, I’ve been listening to some r&b music [P Diddy feat. Ginuwine - I Need a Girl (Pt.2)] but seriously I am very proud of my achievements.
This past year of blogging has seen some improvements, Jacqui has become a doll that roams around abandoned warehouses, again scratch that I meant visits events and attends gatherings not to mention gaining a slight more readership when it comes to this humble abode. Life is simple, life is sweet, and I’m really enjoying this journey. I don’t want to take a lot of your time but here are some links to my past celebrations, and I’m hoping that I’ll be around to welcome in the big TEN!
To all my closest and dearest friends and family THANK YOU! To all my new friends I’m proud to have met and gotten to know you! And to all you other strangers, “Hello!” :)
To better understand my craziness and wackiness be sure to read through “The Eight Faces of Jacqui” a post I wrote last year describing my growth as I went along.
Previously on Jacqui…
|May 17, 2012 (8th)||May 17, 2011 (7th)|
|May 17, 2010 (6th)||May 17, 2009 (5th)|
|May 17, 2008 (4th)||May 17, 2007 (3rd)|
|May 17, 2006 (2nd)||May 17, 2005 (1st)|
|May 17, 2004 (The Beginning)|