The thing about wordpress sites is…you have to keep them running. And for the last few years, I’ve been super busy with the work life. You know, doing the 9-5 job that keeps the power on and health insurance current.
But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing.
There is an old adage that says “Don’t write just for yourself,” and boy, did I ever break that. I have (finished) five different books in an Urban Fantasy series called “Soulbreaker,” and a full fantasy novel tentatively called “Daughter of Shadows” and I’ve gotten the rights back to the first book in my Grimm Agency series.
But until I have the rights to all three, I’m not rereleasing them.
Back to wordpress – I left it running and mostly ignored it. And in that time, the spammers found a way to loading thousands of comments offering me:
A bigger penis.
A longer penis
Russian Girls Looking for Love
Viagra (presumably useful if I bought the first two)
Thai Girl Wants To Meet You
and exactly one comment asking what I wanted for Pitchwars 2020…
These comments had the effect of filling my WP’s database to the point where WP itself could no longer function. Cue a long, long call to the Helpdesk, several days worth of waiting, a WP add-in that nuked all the spam comments, plus some help from Ionos admin to compact the SQL database…and we’re functioning.
The theme ain’t what I’d prefer.
The colors are ugly.
But it’s running. And soon, I’ll start posting some “for fun” stories.
It’s good to be back.