Accidentally deleting my follower base because I’m dumb
If you’ve ever wondered about the name of this blog, you’ll better understand it after this post. Everyone kinda expects that I’m good with digital stuff and computers because I belong to a generation some might call ‘digital natives’. But to tell the truth, I have no magical knowledge that others don’t have. I’m just clicking around and figuring stuff out as I go. I just feel certain, that I won’t break anything. Well, so far at least.
A week ago, I accidentally deleted parts of my follower database. I didn’t even realize until the next day. That was when I started trying to figure out who I think was following me before and sent out invitations. Some of you accepted them but I’m still short most of my previous followers. That sucks. However, if you’re still here or here again, you’re awesome and I love you! And yes, I’m an idiot. A loving idiot anyways.
The irony of this whole situation is that I was actually trying to back up my blog in case something happened. Now I’m scared of attempting another back-up and ending up accidentally deleting my whole blog. So, if you’re ever trying to find my blog and stumble upon emptiness, I was probably trying to back it up some more.
If you wanna help me reduce the pain of losing my followers, I’d love it if you shared my blog with friends, family or colleagues. You could use my last post about ‘inspirational’ quotes if you want. Thanks.*
*End of shameless Self-Promo.
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First, I know this is not funny. Second, I would have totally done something like this. I am so much like you!
I thought I am the only one clumsy enough to do this, but as it turns out, there\’s many more like us out there 😀 Thanks for the reply!
Oh no! That\’s a real bummer! I know it can be a pain in the arse. You should collecting again now. Make sure you back up!
After what happened, I\’m not sure I\’ll ever back up again^^
That\’s gotta stink when that happens. I really need to do backup on my blog to be perfectly honest. I haven\’t done too much with that yet. Of course, now you have scared me about doing it, but what\’s life like without a little fear… or something like that anyway?
Yeah it\’s great to know that you\’ll either end up with a backup of your blog or you might just delete it. I\’ll lay off my backing up ideas for now^^
I am sure they will miss your content and realized something happened. I hope they find you and you find them, again.
I hope so, thanks for the comment 🙂
Oh my, I hope all of them will find out and follow you again. That must be frustrating! I didn\’t know it is possible to delete followers.
I almost did this with my email subscribers. It\’s tough and having to start over isn\’t easy.
OH no. I\’m so sorry to hear about your list. I think that if people came before to your blog, they\’ll come again so don\’t worry about it.
Oh no! Something like that happened to me recently. It\’s really unpleasant!
This is so awful! I hate when things like that happen, sometimes I\’m distracted and delete important data, horrible!
Oh no! That\’s the last thing any blogger would want to happen. Anyways, glad to see that you\’re all good and can joke about the incident! After all, we learn from our mistakes right 🙂
What a bummer. I think we\’ve all had similar things happen. Good thing you have a sense of humor over it.
Haha! Oh wow… I have deleted subscribers before, still not sure how I did it, like an entire email campgain of them! I hope you can get the followers back!
Nobody seems to remember how it happened^^
Oh no what a nightmare for you! This is totally something I could do myself though, technology is great till it isn\’t isn\’t it lol. x
It is isn\’t it 😉
Technology can be tricky for anyone regardless of age. I\’m glad you were able understand to detect your mistake and are working to fix it.
I’m following you now! I’m pretty tech savvy, but I am always so nervous when working on a blog post; I accidentally hit publish when I had only written the first sentence! I’m sorry you deleted your followers! They’ll find you again!
Haha yeah, I know the feeling! I\’m always nervous about sending the wrong texts/emails to the wrong people. I had a couple of incidents in the past and I don\’t seem to learn from my mistakes. Super happy you decided to follow me :)))
Oh no ! Technology can be frustrating sometimes , even though it has its own positive impact on our lives , reading this makes it suck !:)
After this happened I was very frustrated but at least I had something to write about. Could\’ve gone without that incident though^^
Ooops, this stinks! I hate when things like this happen. Technology is fabulous, but sometimes it can be frustrating.
Oh no, I did this once and sadly never got them back then ended up also deactivating an account so you\’re not alone it happens and can be a pain.
Oh no, that sucks too although I\’m a little happy that I\’m not the only one. Did you ever figure out what happened and where you/we clicked wrong?^^
Oh no! Reminds me of university days accidentally deleting the essay the night before):
Oh no, that never happened to me before! But once I let my essay sit under the window and let it get destroyed by rain 🙁
I received your blog so that must mean I\’m still on your list! Oh! And the green \”Following\” next your name is there! I\’ve survived! Keep it going!
Haha yesss that\’s great to hear! Although if you\’re motivated enough to comment, I suspect you would have been motivated enough to follow me again 😉
Oh, great. I was thinking of backing up my blog, too. And yours is not the first failure I\’ve read about… makes me kinda weary now…
Yeah I much rather stick by trying not to delete it all instead of trying to actually back it up. Still don\’t really know where I went wrong though lol
Yea, I wish that someone actually knew where they went wrong and posted a step by step tutorial on what NOT to do.
Yeah, I can\’t help you with that but hit me up when you find out^^
I think I had a higher quality of life before finding out that deleting a follower base was even possible… One more unlikely occurrence to be unnecessarily paranoid about! Anyway, sorry to hear you lost your base but glad that you seem to be taking it in stride(:
I\’m sorry I lowered your life quality with this post but I hope you also got a laugh out of my misery^^ I didn\’t know it was possible either, but oh well. Nothing I can do about it now!