Monday, Sept. 22, 2014: Yay! Thanks to the great support at Tyepapd and Yahoo Small Business, my blogs are back up. Now to start using them.
Friday, Sept. 19, 2014: I'm working on reestabishing my domain mapping for my blogs. It takes a few days for different parts of the process. I hope to have things smoothed out by Monday, September 22, 2014. That's the short version of why LexicalLight.com has had an error message recently and why you can't navigate away form this main page. The long version follows and is absolutely free - monetarily.
Most of the time my hiccups are self-inflicted, literally and figuratively. If I eat bread too fast, I get the hiccups. If I let my domains expire, my blogs experience a hiccup.
If you're in the room with me during the former, you'll hear the hiccup. If you're on my blog right now (or have tried to be recently), you're seeing the hiccup.
Here's how that works on the blog. (I don't know about the bread, except that it has something to do with my thoracic diaphragm.) Back to the blog.
My blog is hosted on Typepad. (Love them.) So, the blog address is texlex.typeapd.com (the folder name that you can't see). Look in the url address bar at the top of your screen. That's where my blog lives. That's not an easy address to tell people, especially back in the day (2005) when I first started blogging.
So, I bought LexicalLight.com and learned (thanks to Typepad's awesome customer service) how to map that domain to my blog and have the url show LexicalLight. That was quite a few years ago.
It plugged along, the domains autorenewing each year, until this year.
I neglected my old email addresss used for the domains and didn't get the notices about updating my payment method. (Man, that's a lot of details.)
I hadn't been blogging as much, so I wasn't checking things as much, yadayadayada....and here I am, waiting for my CNAME to resolve on my domain so I can map my domain. Oy to the vey.
It's embarassing in many ways. It's also useful in a few ways. I look forward to sharing both of those at the ETCWC this year with my friend Lynn, who has loads of useful social media info to share. The inspiration and encouragement from the conference will be a lovely antidote to my hiccups.