Tuesday, January 8, 2013

~blog Heaven~


Hello friends! 
You might have noticed that I went several days without blogging, which is not like me!
I went to sign in one day and it said my email was not associated with any account.
Of course there is ways to fix this.
Blogger can email you a new password, etc., but the email address I was using was no longer in use as it was hacked a couple years ago.
Long story short, I lost access to my blog, so now when you search for my sweet savannah, you will have to search instead for my sweet savannah blog.
I tried to make the title as close to my other one, as blogger wouldn't let me use the same one!
Anyway, just a warning to back up your blogs often!
I will do so now!

I have worked really hard over the last 6 years to create a large following, and I know it's just a number, but it's really a good feeling to look over and see the amount of people that are following.
So, if you wouldn't mind, clicking on that "follow me" button again, I'd really appreciate it!

I promise to be back soon with more posts but I'd like to leave this one up for a bit.
I will also slowly be adding everything back to my sidebars, so excuse the "mess" that will be happening over the next couple weeks! 
Glad to have you back, I've missed you all!
xoxo

76 comments:

  1. I missed you!

    Sorry about the troubles, but none the less your back :)

    Heather

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  2. That stinks!! Sorry you are having to go through reconstructive blog surgery. Following again ; p

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  3. Okay, that is just WRONG! I know it will all work out and people (me especially :)) will follow you ANYWHERE they can...because of course, you are fabulous!!!
    xxo Monica

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  4. My mornings just weren't the same without you. Now I can smile again! So glad you are back.

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  5. melaine, i am so sorry this happened to you. what a major headache. i can only imagine how frustrated you are.
    i'm sure everyone is offering unasked for and unsolicited advice but have you thought about going to wordpress??
    i switched a while ago. big deal since i know nothing of techy stuff...but just thought i'd throw that out there.
    xoxo

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  6. Oh no!!

    I personally wouldn't give up. Have you tried to get a guru involved? There are ways to get it back!

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  7. I am sorry this happened to you. Hopefully, your readers will find your new blog soon and start following you again. Good luck.

    Jessie

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  8. Oh what a shame this has happened but I'm sure all of us (your followers) will find you and be back with you shortly!

    Cheers!
    Jennifer

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  9. Oh HAPPY DAY....she is back... YAY....

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  10. So sorry to hear about this! I would love to help, so if you do not mind I will post this on my blog and facebook. I hope you have a good week.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear this...sounds like I need to back mine up ASAP.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. Glad to see you getting back on your feet - and if you decide to go to Wordpress give me a call I can help you out with it - I did mine myself!

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  13. wow...what a mess. also, just wanted to let you know i've tried to "follow" you again and it won't let me...wonder if anyone else has had this problem?

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  14. That happened to me... twice, and it finally came back. I'm following your new blog, and I'll put a shout out on my FB page.

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  15. I'll follow along on the new blog...so sorry this happened.
    I've never backed my blog up..wouldn't even know how. ...

    uh oh! something else to learn!

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  16. I am so sorry. I too lost control of my blog a few months ago... as a new blogger it was disheartening. I cannot imagine what it's like loosing 6 years worth of work :-/
    I just hit the follow button :-) top on by and visit me over at my place when you get the chance..
    Cheers, Gee

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  17. Oh NO! I'm so sorry to hear that - how does something like that even happen?!? Following you again now. Again, so sorry!

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  18. I went to your old blog with no problem??

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  19. OMG!! Your blog is one of my absolute faves! I have looked at your photos and posts a zillion times. I'm so sad to think you have lost all the time and efforts you put into sharing your photos, life and home with us!

    Will you be able to repost all your old photos and whatnots?

    :(

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    1. Btw... have you tried to regain custody of your old email addy? I am soooo sorry this happened to you!!

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  20. http://www.mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com
    what happens when anyone else clicks on this?

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    1. Pamela, it's still there. Because of the email problem, Melaine just couldn't log in to the old one to create any new posts. We can all hope it never happens to us!

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  21. SO SO Sorry to hear this!! I have nightmares about this sort of thing.

    Kristin Jackson // The Hunted Interior

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  22. I had a blogger issue last summer and had to start over too. It wouldn't let me load any pictures! What's a blog without pictures? I'm now a follower. I'd love to have you and anyone else follow me too.

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  23. I'm so sorry, but your numbers will be back up in no time. I shared this on my FB page.

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  24. I am so sorry this has happened Melaine! How upsetting! I'm sure your numbers will go back up quickly, you have one of the best blogs out there!

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  25. I'm sorry that it happened to you. I know it's not the same but I saved emails that were special to me on a Hotmail acct and got a virus/spam thing and I couldn't change password and had to make a new email address. So frustrating. Anyway, I hope you don't stress to much about it and don't worry about us and take your time. Your readers to your blog will wait and be patient. :)

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  26. What a bummer! I am glad you are back!

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  27. omgosh I will gladly follow again. I was hoping you could fix the problem you had with the email.

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  28. Ugh! Glad you are back on the blogging train.

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  29. Hi Melanie - So sorry to hear about your blog loss :-( I'm happy to be following again!!

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  30. Melaine,

    I am so truly, truly sorry! I know that this blog will be even better and more amazing than before!

    You can do it!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  31. SO sorry :( I didn't realize you've been going through all this while working on my stuff.

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  32. i am so, so sorry! I can't imagine that happening! I know you feel like your leg has been amputated or something. Anyway, I didn't follow you before because I didn't know about you but I do now, so am following! Invite you to follow me back. also wanted to share a reminder and forgive me for doing so..."you can't live life looking in the rear view mirror! You will be better than before...wait and see!!!

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  33. I'm so sorry ~ I can't imagine how frustrating this must be! Following you again!

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  34. Keep e-mailing blogger, they did this to me as well. Once they bring you back up move everything to WP. Good luck, hang in there.

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  35. Wow, not at all fun. Hope you do get your blog back (emailing, emailing etc blogger). Following (again).

    Joy

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  36. You are all so sweet! Thanks for making the transition a little less stressful! xoxo

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  37. How awful! There are SO many smart folks out there and maybe one of them can help! Meanwhile you'll be building up again without any trouble!

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  38. How absolutely terrible for you. I hope you are able to get your old blog back, you worked very hard for it and it showed. Good luck.

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  39. I'm so sorry! heard about what happened thru Thistlewood Farm. i had read your blog but wasnt a follower but I'm signing up today :) Lots of blessings~melissa

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  40. Yikes! Sorry to hear about this. I'm a brand new follower to your blog and hope you'll stop by when you get a chance.
    Mary Alice

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  41. How upsetting! I'm following you again.

    Kathy

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  42. I am so sorry this happened to you! I am a new follower too!I am following through Karianne from thistlewood.But actually I was reading your sweet blog before but never was a follower until now!I am going to share your blog on my facebook page too in hopes more will find you too!
    xx
    Anne

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  43. That is horrible!!! So glad you're back and I am a follower again.

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  44. Welcome back and hang in there...so frustrating!!!

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  45. Gosh, hope that never happens to me. Had to be a nightmare. I know what you mean about the followers. It is just a number, but hey we like numbers. Following you and hope you will do the same. I pop in over here frequently. Love your style and first found you years ago on Rate My Space.

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  46. Oh... knew something was wrong! I have been following you almost daily. However, am glad to find you and that all is well. Always enjoyed your blogs! Keep it up!

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  47. I'm a new follower popping in from Thistlewood Farm. I've been trying to figure out what to do about my blog since Christmas because I haven't been able to download photos. A new blog may be in my near future too.

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  48. I am so sorry that happened to you! I signed up to follow. Best of luck getting your new space up and running.
    Penny

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  49. You are one of the first people I ever followed. I can't imagine losing all that you created because your blog was obviously a work of love. I can't imagine not being able to look back at some of your wonderful posts - like the time your surprised your daughter with a bedroom redo while she was at camp.

    Good luck starting over.

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  50. Melanie - I am SO SORRY to hear about this snaffu (i feel like that word doesnt begin to describe the decimation of losing all of that content). ill be following along again, let me know if theres anything i can do to help you rebuild

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  51. I'm so sorry this happened to you! I heard about you and what happened through many of your sweet blog friends that I follow. I'm fairly new to blogging, just starting this last spring, so I had not yet found you! But, now I have - at your new blog! Keep your chin up!

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  52. Popping over from Thistlewood Farms. Sorry to hear about someone hacking your blog. I can't imagine.

    I'm sure your regular followers will all find their way back to you. Count me in as one of your newer ones.

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  53. Girl, just heard about your blogger nightmare from Sherry at Design Indulgence. WTH? Happy to see you've done such a great job whipping this back in shape so fast. Good luck. Your newest follower!

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  54. Oh my gosh! You lost your whole blog! That would make me crazy, all that work! Next question, HOW DO YOU BACK UP A BLOG!!!???
    I will follow again for sure, and add you to my sidebar so i don't miss any posts!

    Cindy

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  55. That is such a shame. I would be devastated. I will follow along, but I too am wondering how do you back up a blog? Truly feel so bad this happened.

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  56. I'm also not sure how to back up my blog.

    I followed yesterday, but realized today that I needed to update your address on the blog roll that shows on my blog (although I don't know if anyone uses it but me!). So now that's done, too. Welcome back!

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  57. done! sorry that happened to you....I've changed my side bar as well & will update my future posts when you are included! hugs...xoox, tracie

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  58. I'm sorry. I am following you and I hope you can get help with this.

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  59. Melaine, so sorry that happened to you!!!! I would follow you anywhere girl. I am going right this instant to back up my blog. {PS I was just thinking recently about how I miss music on blogs like yours. I think I was in the minority in enjoying that aspect of blogging, but I always enjoyed what you had playing!}

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  60. same thing happened to me, but I didn't know how to back up my blog and start all over AGAIN from square ONE !!!!!!!! ugh!!!!!!!

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  61. the same thing happened to me a couple of years ago and I was like?????????

    I too had to start a "new" blog, and I can't access my old one which was like a good friend. :(

    I will continue to follow on here, and enjoy every post.

    Hugs from my heart

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  62. So sorry this happened to you! Already updated the new link in my blogroll & following here :)

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  63. Noticed this post at Hooked on Houses. You just sealed it. Switching to WordPress. This is horrible!

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  64. Oh Melanie! I am so glad I went into the previous site's comments and saw that you had a new blog site! I was genuinely concerned that you were too burnt out to write anymore. You are such an amazingly busy girl, creating and working so hard, and it is truly appreciated what you do! You inspire me to try harder in my own home life, to make it a happier environment for my family and myself. Thank you, thank you, and THANK YOU for your blogging! :D Warm thoughts, Pamela

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  65. How awful! So sorry you had to deal with it but I'm following you again.

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  66. I think when google took over, the default put everything in a non admin mode. I had the exact same problem but signed out of google, changed the address on original blog and then was able to control my old blog. I left this note on your Facebook but had not heard back from you if you tried it or if it works. It's a IT thing that would drive anyone crazy! Their approach was a spam approach which is supposed to protect us but caused more problems than helping. Pamie G.

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  67. I seldom comment, but I have enjoyed your blog for a few years. After reading Kari's post, here I am. Your blog has consistently full of beautiful ideas and photos. I'm so sorry that you have to work so hard to start over, but I'm very glad to know that you are still 'here'! I will happily follow.

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  68. That is so frustrating, so sorry you have had to deal with that! Following again, and tweeting to spread the word :)

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  69. That's terrible! I'm sorry to hear this happened to you, and I'm sure you're very upset about it. You suggested backing up one's blog. How does one go about this??

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  70. Just figured this out today...I wondered what happened to you! I just rejoined your blog!

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  71. Backing up your blog is super important and if you're a prolific blogger you should do it weekly...I was reading on one of Blogger Help sites that most problems are caused by forgetting your email password...this almost happened to me too! But I was able to change my email and password...whew!
    I am so sorry you had such a trial, we will rally around you and help bring you back up to your former splendor!

    And for all you ladies out there, here's a link to my post about how to back up your blog: http://www.blogguidebook.com/2012/10/how-to-backup-your-blog-new-blogger.html

    We've got a lot of blogging tutorials too! Hope this helps!

    Sarah
    www.blogguidebook.com

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  72. Its awesome your back :) Cute blog by the way!

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  73. Love your blog - I found you via Blog Guidebooks Facebook post. Have now become a follower

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