Last April I was interviewed by Stacey Horan for her podcast, The Bookshop at the End of the Internet. It’s a great podcast where authors and their various works are shared with listeners. Check it out. Yesterday, July 10, my podcast interview went live. When I listened to the podcast - and hearing one’s voice is a little weird - I realized that one big thing I had talked about had changed between the time I was interviewed and when the interview went live on the podcast.
What was that “one big thing”? It was a freakin’ disaster. When I moved my domain from GoDaddy to Squarespace I lost 100% of the content of my website. There was no warning from either GoDaddy or Squarespace about this problem. Only after the fact did I discover that you can’t transfer your website data from Godaddy to Squarespace. So, in one, or two, clicks of the mouse, I lost over 300 essays and eight years of product. Gone forever.
When Stacey interviewed me this disaster had not happened, so in my interview I tell everyone they can go to my website and read all of those essays. Well, sorry, but not anymore. However, one can read some of them - fortunately I had published a collection of my favorites last summer in Out of the Ashes, A Collection of Essays. At least some of my work was not lost.
So, if you are on my website and trying to find those essays, it ain’t happening. But, you can enjoy the blogs I am posting, and you can order a copy of Out of the Ashes from Amazon. Plus, I hope you’ll listen to the podcast - it’s episode 33 and there is a link to it in “My First Podcast Interview” blog - and you’ll start the journey with Allison Parker and the mystery series.