Well that was fun wasn’t it!

As you may know I was suspended.

Now I’m unsuspended.

In the interim I paid for a domain name and host for a new blog.

Not too bad really, only $150 for three years and as I thought that I was done for this site I went along and bought it.

I was completely locked out of this blog and couldn’t get access to anything or anyone to figure out what was going on.

I did find a way to move my content over to the new blog which was great, but couldn’t get any of my images, so the new blog looked awful with all those empty squares with that little tiny blue box in the middle.

Hate those squares.

I always feel as though I’ve not been picked to play on their team.

Could be my abandonment issues.

So I made all of the content private and thought I’d just start over.

I wasn’t too bothered about that.

What I was bothered about was never being able to talk to you guys again.

I’ve come to like it.

A lot.

Not that we’re engaged or anything…

I spent all day trying to figure out how I could transfer my subscribers list to the new blog.

I even downloaded a plugin.

Who the h#** knew what they were?

O.K. you probably did.

Don’t judge me…


and only then WP e-mailed me, apologized for the inconvenience, and told me that they’d made a mistake and I could have my blog back.

Now, you may think that this is all well and good, and I would have to agree, EXCEPT for the fact that the people who subscribed to my new blog received 563 BILLION e-mail notifications as all the content became unlocked.

I sure hope it was only the new subscribers, because otherwise I’m going to go hide my head in some sand.

If you’re one of the ten.

Sorry again.


To be honest I’m not going to blame WordPress. As a blundering blog user I can usually muddle my way through. Unfortunately this time some of you suffered during my learning curve.


As I’ve paid for the new blog I think I’m going to go ahead and use it.

I’m not completely happy with the look of it yet as it seems so white that it hurts my eyes, and it’s a little sterile, but I’m working on it.

I’m still not sure about how to transfer my subscribers over, but I’m working on that also.

In the meantime I promise you that if you do subscribe to my new blog you won’t receive all of the e-mail notifications that the world has to offer.

O.K. perhaps I shouldn’t promise, but I’m pretty sure that now the drama seems to be over we’re safe to come out to play…

HERE’S the new site.


I’d love to see you there.

About coldfeetstudio

I am English, but live in Houston, TX. I have a degree in Sculpture. I love to make art. I sell my art for charity as I believe there should be no reason for someone to go hungry in this world. I am a wife, mother, pottery maker, jewelry maker, quilt maker, painter, cat lover, and, dog liker. And I am very fortunate to be all these things. View all posts by coldfeetstudio

10 responses to “Well that was fun wasn’t it!

  • JusJasJewelry

    I’m a new subscriber and have not had any emails except for this one. I hoping to put your concerns at ease. At least from one admirer. I’m also fairly new to WP and am curious as to what in the heck would prompt such a draconian dismissal?


    Jáspr Cragg Owner/Artisan http://www.jusjasjewelry.com JusJasJewelry@yahoo.com


  • Gale W

    I hope that was a very BIG apology you got. I think you are too forgiving.

    Anyway, I’m glad they reinstated your “old stuff,” as I haven’t had time to go back and read it yet.

  • PollyAnna Randol

    I’m SO, SO glad you’re back. Now I’m subscribed to both your blogs. I’ve loved reading it so much and was downright distraught when it disappeared!

  • KJ

    I have no idea which blog to comment in. Since there is no comment button in the new one, this is the blog for comments.

    Personally, I am glad you e-mailed me with the new link. I am glad I saved the old link. I am glad that all is not lost because I am going to need your archives.

    Now, please indulge me for a moment. Before I ever started my blog I took to heart what an old hand said- post all your picturess to a separate server and link to them in your blog posts. All of my pictures are on Flickr- of course flickr then changed its terms of service and that was a painful experience. There is no perfect option we are at the mercy of the platforms we use.

    I hope you are successful at porting your blog to your new domain. I have no doubt it can be done. I also think that since wordpress put you in that position they should help.

  • wiredweirdly

    Am I sensing a bit of sarcasm in your title?
    No suffering here and I’m glad you were able to get it all worked out… as much as possible. And thank you for the notification that you had moved!

    I’m stumbling thru WP right now trying to get everything moved over so it “plays nice” with mobile technology and well, it isn’t the easiest thing to do or use. UGH.

  • coldfeetstudio

    Actually the WP people have been really nice and helpful. Hope you get yours sorted out soon.

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