Hi and welcome! You may have been here before but it all looks a little different this time around? Well have no fear, it is still Kids Gifts and Toys but in a new and improved site.
So where to begin…my name is Liz and I started blogging in earnest back in January 2014. I had a great little blog at this same site that I had built up over the past 9 months filled with brilliant ideas for Kids birthday gifts, Kids fashion, Kids rooms and more. But about 3 weeks ago, I killed my site. All completely accidental but through a hapless and stupid mistake by me, as a result of my site being hit by a Spambomb attack, I lost everything. It was the second time I was hacked in a matter of weeks, bad luck some might say, or I may have been specifically targeted for no apparent reason or it may just be and this is the likeliest of cases that my site was just so weak in terms of security that it made it an easy target for hackers. So I did some research and I hope that my new site is much stronger and more hack proof than before. Only time will tell… So first things first if you ever think of starting a wordpress blog, make sure it is secure in terms of random passwords, and updated/backed up regularly!
Why? Because I thought I had backed up my blog but I can’t seem to find the back ups anywhere. So secondly, if you are thinking of starting a blog, always back up, back up, back up, back up, your content and site!!
This all happened less than 48 hours before the removalists were due to arrive to pack up our lives to ship it back from Germany to Australia. Great timing huh! But they say that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…
To be honest, I don’t think I have had time yet to process the fact that I have lost hours and days that I have dedicated to my blog this year, that I will never get back. I am beyond gutted but I don’t want to just give up and give in. I could just stop blogging and be done with it. Move on and get a real job you say?! But I honestly love what I do too much and for the first time in my life, I am enjoying my work and following a teenage dream of being a writer. I don’t want to be defeated as it is certainly not a philosophy I would teach my 2 boys so instead I am going to come back better, sleeker and more hack proof than ever before.
Stay tuned for a new website launching very soon and I hope you will join me for Kids, Gifts and Toys, take 2!