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School starts this week. I am psyched! I am not leaving LetterLover just yet though. I have a plan for my final blog. Over the years people have asked if and when I’m going to write another book. The short answer is: I’ve tried. I have pitched several ideas since my second book came out (in July 2008) and they haven’t worked out for one reason or another. I want to summarize some of the ideas for you–just so you know what’s been brewing in my mind.
I had hoped to have this finished by the time school started but that obviously didn’t happen. Please bear with me, and I will try to post the ideas soon. Then I will sign off for the foreseeable future. Thank you again for your support! Enjoy the last week of August.
As the saying goes: Every cloud has a silver lining. The first silver lining (there may be more) of my malware experience is an e-mail I received from the lovely JoAnna Haugen. JoAnna, if you recall, is the creative mind behind The 52 Letters Project. She e-mailed asking for my address—saying she couldn’t retrieve it from my site because of the malicious malware message. If she had retrieved my address directly from the site she would have sent a letter to my PO Box. This is fine except I only get to it every 4 months or so. (I need to get a new PO Box closer to my new home, alas that hasn’t happened yet). In any case, I gave JoAnna my street address and received a charming letter last weekend. I look forward to sitting down this weekend and writing my response. This pleasant exchange wouldn’t have happened until late September (or thereabouts) if not for the malware!
Well that was fun, wasn’t it? Coming to this website and being told it’s an evil, malware-infested place. It was especially strange for me considering I run the site and was being told it had been deemed a digital disaster. The way I figure it, something like this has to happen to me once a year. Remember this time last summer when my e-mail was hacked? Ah, memories.
I don’t know for certain why it happened, but I do have a guess. My latest blog for The Huffington Post (mentioned below) garnered 1,200+ comments. I was very excited about this, but I imagine it also brought in a lot of new traffic to my little letter-writing website. Maybe one of those viewers was an ill-intentioned hacker. I can’t say for certain, but that’s my guess.
It took a while and many e-mails (to my web designer, web host, and URL provider), but we are up and running again. Whew! My biggest fear was the I lost the blog entirely, and everything I’d written here since April 2007 was gone. I really need to print and bind my blog–make it into a nice journal-like book and place it safely on my shelf.
Thank you to everyone who let me know what was going on. I appreciate your concern and, if you’re here, I appreciate you coming back!!
My latest blog for The Huffington Post is up: Interview With an Adulterer.
This was originally a part of my last HuffPo piece (scroll down two blogs ago), but the editor suggested I divide them into two. A wise idea! I am neither married nor divorced, but I enjoy writing for The Huffington Post Divorce page—it’s a hot spot for comments and discussion.
Hello! I hope everyone (especially fathers) had a fabulous weekend. My latest blog for The Huffington Post went up this morning. It’s called How Many Marriages Actually End in Happily Ever After? I’m just having a little fun playing Devil’s Advocate. . .
On Monday JoAnna Haugen stopped by and left both a kind comment and a link to her delightful blog The 52 Letters Project. Discovering new blogs that celebrate the written-word never gets old for me. I really like the idea of a letter-per-week blog. It sounds much more manageable than a letter-per-day. It’s not that I don’t think the 365-letter blogs are awesome, I just know I don’t have time to do that right now. The idea exhausts me. Thank you for gracing us with your presence JoAnna. Please come again!