There’s some serious irony to be found in the fact that the last post I wrote before my blog was attacked was the “What’s new?” post that can be found here. Unfortunately, for the past couple of days, my blog has been under a fairly nasty Malware attack that resulted in quite a bit of downtime as Google wouldn’t let anyone arrive at my blog without being faced with a pretty scary warning. Thankfully, the Malware has now been removed and all is back to normal, but I haven’t blogged for a couple of days so I will be catching up over the weekend.
The attack was a very strange experience as it felt very personal – I found myself saying “I’ve been attacked” rather than referring to my blog – even though clearly it wasn’t as there were a few of us who suffered the same thing and it was very quickly and easily treated; just a case of finding and removing the infected code then resubmitting to Google, but, as most bloggers will agree I’m sure, it felt personal because a blog is your baby, you create it from nothing and spend hours and hours and hours nurturing it and trying to turn it into something wonderful that you’re proud of, so when something comes along and decides to try and attack it, it’s difficult to not take it personally. Anyway, I’m rambled on enough, but I’m very relieved and pleased to report that everything should now be back to normal, my views have risen again and I will be back to normal blogging shortly.
Thanks for your patience, have a fab weekend and don’t forget there are still two competitions live at the moment so click on the box to the right to check them out xx