The Time I Almost Lost My Blog.

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Let’s take a break on the poetry for a bit with some story-telling. True story.


Yep, that’s right, there was indeed a time I almost lost my blog in 2014. Not the most pleasant experience but funny now that its just a memory.

I had just placed a two stage authentication on my WordPress account; you know, trying to experiment and all. Of course this meant I would only log into my account when I receive a unique password via SMS (Do you see where this is going?)

If only I had taken the time to consider all the possibilities that could occur ; because a week after putting that two-stage process my phone got stolen… good times. lol.

Naturally this story has a good ending, otherwise you wouldn’t be seeing this post. I was able to get help from the WordPress forums, and here we are. See, I couldn’t log into my account for a month. During that time I began to reflect on everything related to my blog e.g how much time I had spent fine-tuning the OD (Original-Dante) blog; the 100+ posts I had published; the posts I had planned; the friends I had made; if they cared if I disappeared; the pain of starting a new blog *sigh*.

Looking back at it now, Its clear I was heart broken but trying not to show it. Long story short, thank God it never came to that. At the same time, I’m kinda thankful that it did; because the zeal that took over me when I got the chance to write here again couldn’t have come from nowhere else had it not been for that experience.


– Original-Dante ©2016

Daily Prompt: Joke


16 thoughts on “The Time I Almost Lost My Blog.

    koolitzable said:
    August 9, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Oh my it’s good you recovered your blog’s password 😳

      Original-Dante responded:
      August 9, 2016 at 7:52 PM

      Lol right?? would’ve been a disaster! 😀

        koolitzable said:
        August 10, 2016 at 4:16 AM

        Haha 😄

    InfiniteZip said:
    August 11, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    I feel your pain, being hijacked for the last few days, had to delete my entire inbox…400 plus posts I couldn’t acknowledge as day by day, more heaped up burying the computer. Tomorrow is a new day, I wake hopeful that normalcy resumes but nothing hurts more than the hurt of not being able to connect. I still have tears in my eyes as of this minute. Glad it all worked out…pray for me for tomorrow if you will 🙂

      Original-Dante responded:
      August 19, 2016 at 2:09 AM

      400 posts! whoa Kim, I have massive respect for you right now…it can’t be easy forging on without all of those memories, how are you coping? I will definitely pray for you my friend, not being able to connect should not be something we experience, its not a pleasant feeling… (this comment was also in spam, dunno why, but now that I know, i’ll never lose out on your comments again my friend 🙂 )

        InfiniteZip said:
        August 19, 2016 at 10:12 AM

        Thanks my friend, I don’t follow a lot of people by mail, perhaps sixty to seventy and they’re mostly poetry but some art, etc….I don’t comment on everything of course but when I do stop to comment, I like to know it got through. I enjoy the communication with the WP friends I have made here and it does consume a lot of time, there’s a lot of talent out there and I enjoy swimming in the sea of beauty I find there, and it often lifts me up too☺️ you go to my mail….you’re one of the lifters my friend📬😊

        Original-Dante responded:
        August 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

        I’m flattered to hear that 🙂 , by the way, thank you for following my FB page, I also followed yours….and you are right, the WP community is full of loving individuals who spread positivity…I always look forward to reading your work, it really pulls you in…you’re a really good friend Kim 🙂 i’m happy to have met someone like you

        InfiniteZip said:
        August 19, 2016 at 1:05 PM

        I don’t go on FB much, but thank you for following…i never did sync the names…I began the Facebook blackboard for peace,love and poetry….before I began blogging. I don’t get many readers there but you can also friend me too if you’d like, I don’t post poetry there but always some inspirational meme that I want to save for posterity sake (and for non stop mental reminders to stay positive) your poetry is art by the way, I’ve always enjoyed your work and am happy to not miss any now by email. Peace and love, and on FB, Kim Laettner Buggenhagen 🙂

        Original-Dante responded:
        August 19, 2016 at 1:35 PM

        you’ll be getting my friend request real soon 🙂 😀

        InfiniteZip said:
        August 19, 2016 at 1:37 PM

        I look forward to it 🙂

    S.onanon said:
    August 11, 2016 at 6:19 PM

    HAHA! very good u recovered from that! could feel your pain!

    nosyjosie said:
    August 17, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    that’s what we call a testimony lol

      Original-Dante responded:
      August 18, 2016 at 7:31 PM

      Lol you know…sometimes I try and think of how everything would’ve ended up had I lost my blog *shudder*

        nosyjosie said:
        August 18, 2016 at 8:31 PM

        don’t go to the scary dark side haha!

        Original-Dante responded:
        August 18, 2016 at 8:34 PM

        Lol I try not to! 😀

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