This morning I deleted my blog. In attempting to clean up the back end, I deleted an FTP account (and all the files) of someone who did some back-end work for me. Apparently, all of my blog’s files were in that directory. I lost a few comments and emails are coming back through from Monday, but that’s ok. Three years and nine months of blogging – deleted in one click. I. Am. A Moron.
Lessons learned -
1) Work with a host who backs up frequently
2) Work with a host who knows how to restore a backu
3) Backup youself.
4) When deleting FTP accounts, don’t. (at least I won’t) – Just change the password.