So yeah… if there is one piece of advice I can give to any blogger, it would be the following:
Backup, backup, backup.
Backup your website on a regular basis on you will end up like me. With all of my content gone because my hosting didn’t automatically renew like it should have. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, I can pull the posts that were important (such as my pregnancy updates) BUT I will only be able to pull the text.
I do have a backup from early April 2017 – right before I found out that I was pregnant – but I think I’m going to leave that one alone for now. It’s funny, I had been thinking a lot lately about a fresh start for my website, to tie it in a bit better with the YouTube channel I recently started. I envisioned it a bit more like setting all my old posts to drafts… not having them disappear entirely.
Oh well. What will be will be. All I can do is take a deep breath and move onward and upward!