Blog Lost - but being restored

Lessons to be learned when my log provider stopped working properly.

Blog Lost - but being restored

I realised on Tuesday 22nd Jan 2019 that my Ghost Blog host had just given up. Their portal still worked, but pictures were not loading, they were not responding to emails and my blog was returning http 503 for over 24hours.

Ghost has an export feature, but I couldn't get to my blog to export it. Luckily Google had all my pages cached, but some without images. At least I can republish them!

Lessons Learned

Don't trust 3rd parties - do backups yourself even if they are too

Write blogs in a local editor before publishing to the web

Store images yourself

Restore Service

Hopefully I'll have the blog fully operational by the end of the week - Fri 25th Jan 2019