Friday, August 11, 2017

We've been down for a couple of days and it was all due to changing my domain url and hosting company.

This week’s blog post is coming to you late because oh wait, take a look in the search bar, I changed my domain’s url!

And my hosting company!

The last one was shitting me up the fucking wall. Not doing what I asked, ignoring me for days on end, leaving one of my websites down for a week and expecting Google to fix it because I’d added their G Suite records to the domain. As I said to them, fixing my website was not GOOGLE'S JOB. The bitch still left it down then allowed it to expire even though I had renewed it two weeks before.

I’d had a gutful and the week they left my website down, about a month ago now, I decided enough was enough and I went looking for a hosting company.

I googled for Australian hosting companies and came across a forum called Whirlpool where I found countless threads about changing hosts and which one was best. One kept coming up time and time again so I checked them, as well as three others. I also asked everyone on a Facebook author page I belong to.

I narrowed it down to four, then two, then one, all because they are active on their Facebook page.

My old hosting company was ignoring me and my tickets so Monday night I went ahead and signed up to the new company after countless emails back and forth.

Unfortunately, it was not, and has not been, smooth sailing, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

Hopefully.

First, the package I was told would be perfect for me was not perfect after all and I had to cancel it and buy another package.

Then, several epp codes for domains weren’t working and I had to get my old company to update one. That took over a day. I had to spam them on other things to get them done.

The migration over was quite quick and easy and basically done in one day except for two domains.

Then came setting up the new domain url here for this blog. Wednesday night it was done and worked.

Thursday it had disappeared!

Friday I was told so many things my head spun and I was over it. But finally, it was all fixed again and I hope it stays that way.

The only thing left at this time is one last domain transfer that I can’t get registrant approval on. It’s going to contact@privacy.org, supposedly it’s the secret version of my email, but nothing is coming to me at this time, so I have no idea how long it will take or what will happen when I leave my old hosting company. I’m due to renew my hosting with them on the 17th but I won’t be.

Has the migration been painless?

Hell No.

Would I recommend this company?

Can’t say yet.

There has definitely been issues that weren’t being fixed fast enough due to the fact I dealt with way too many people and it wasn’t just me they concentrated on at the time. That’s been the main issue. Too many cooks in the kitchen. But I did manage to follow simple instructions on setting up three new wordpress websites, and getting a few other things done. Their dashboard is different to my old one but has the same areas.

I’ve been stressed all week, all month even, and now I have a stupid head and chest cough and stuffed nose AGAIN, all because this has been dragged out firstly, by the old company, and now by the new one.

If you’re a newbie to hosting, give them a go.

If you’re migrating, give them a go, but make sure you have plenty of time to do it, or know what you’re doing.

Which company?



Friday, August 4, 2017

My health is sucking so much and I'm suffering from HOMO not FOMO!

Last week I went and had a pelvic ultra sound to find out why I was in pain all the damn time. This week, I find out I’ve got a fibroid in my uterus. Just one more thing to add to the pile of jack shit in the fucked up city that is my life .

My hair has thinned by half over the last year, but had been thinning for about seven years before that. And I’m not just talking the hair on my head. My back and hip pain has flared, I cannot breathe, I cannot sleep, my knuckles are flaring up, swelling and cracking, I have multiple skin issues, a stupid back, my life is just getting shitter and shitter and no one gives a fuck.

I also had an eye test about two months ago because I haven’t had one for a while and it was time. I have floaties (little black cotton like things) which I knew, and found out the oily covering my eyes get are not from pollution, but something my eye was doing itself. He recommended glasses for reading so my vision was clearer, even though I technically didn’t need them.

My menstrual cycle has been stuffed since the late naughties. In fact, my menstrual cycle is so screwed that I’m have periods while taking the pill (basically a non-stop bloodfest that a vampire or zombie would love). That shit’s just not working anymore and I've been on three pills in three months to try and regulate it. My health has plummeted, my weight has been up and down, so has my pain. I have a ring of spider veins around both of my thighs that have popped up in the last few years and ache when I sit to work, and I have sections of them down my leg and around my ankles.

I'm only forty-fucking-three for fuck's sake!

I also found out this week that the female doctor we have currently been seeing is leaving, leaving us with no female doctor to go to. On top of that, our original doctor retired, and the gyno stopped coming to the clinic. So that means finding another gyno and another clinic.

It’s in times like this, health wise, that I melt into despair at the shit life I have. Yes, there are people worse off than me. But there are also people better off than me. Neither is living my life, and I am not living theirs. I am living mine and mine is shit. So be it, it’s no one else’s business.

I don’t suffer from fomo (fear of missing out), I suffer from homo (hatred of missing out). I HATE missing out on all the things I see other women doing. Partners, children, families, holidays, homes, life, laughter, no stress… I’ve missed out on all of that and I hate it because I’m the dumb bitch stuck caring for my narcissistic mother while my five siblings fuck around having lives.

I hate seeing what other women have on Instagram and Facebook, but then, a lot of it’s probably as fake as shit, just like their sponsored posts.

My life sucks and that’s all there is to it. It won’t change unless I win lotto or a RSL Art Union house or mum dies or goes into a nursing home. There is only so much I can do to change it right here and now, but considering my body is falling apart due to the fucked up stress I’m under, it won’t change. I’ve added to my stress by setting up another business, but that’s in name only and I’ll tell you about that in a few months.

We’ve had four different companies fuck us around since April and since I’m the one mainly dealing with them the burden’s on me. Then there’s the hospital fucking mum around with her breast screen tests AND she needs two new hips...

I’m fucking over it and want it all to end.

How's your health been?





Friday, July 28, 2017

My Schedule this past Writing Holiday




Last school holidays I kept a list of what I did to show how I got everything done. Now, I'm making it a regular occurrence throughout the year.

The school holidays were on from July 7th to July 21st, but since there was another week after that, it's made it three weeks since I've been here, and in that time I didn't get what I thought I'd get done.

And it’s not all about writing. In fact, I wasn’t even sure if I’d get any writing done this time and I didn’t. Purely because I found that we had quite a few appointments and other things to deal with, so, instead of writing, I got stuck into other business stuff that needed getting out of the way for the fourth quarter of the year and the super-secret squirrel news I’ve got coming.

Here's a list of what I did... 

Friday 7th - first half of clothes washing, paperwork, editing of current novel

Saturday 8th - second half clothes washing, more editing, more paperwork

Sunday 9th - editing kids’ books for corrections, nap due to meds

Monday 10th - editing kid’s books for corrections, nap due to meds

Tuesday 11th - editing kid’s books for corrections, nap due to meds, got off damn meds coz can’t work when I’m tired and yawning all the time.

Wednesday 12th - blog posts for Jewel Divas Style, paperwork, editing of next novel.

Thursday 13th - shopping, library, searched for blog templates online, uploaded corrected versions of my kids’ books online.

Friday 14th - first half of clothes washing, paperwork, editing of kids’ books, searched for blog templates.

Saturday 15th - got GSuite sorted for the new business coming. Edited future novel.

Sunday 16th - LJD email stuff, write out this post and did other Porn Star Brothers stuff.

Monday 17th - JDS email stuff for GSuite, paperwork, got legal stuff done online, paid bills etc, found out one of my websites was down and emailed my hosting company to sort it out. They blamed gsuite and told me to delete everything I’d just done even though it worked on three other domains and didn’t shut them down.

Tuesday 18th - cleaner came so didn’t get to do too much except potter around online and finish up legal stuff. Website was still down and hosting company promised to fix it.

Wednesday 19th - two doctors appointments and the bank, took a break.

Thursday 20th - shopping, library, chiro, took a break.

Friday 21st - clothes washing, good day so got it all done and outside in the sun, tried to deal with hosting company that still had not fixed my website and emailed them all day. Got no replies so I went in search of new hosting companies. Migraine!

Saturday 22nd - migraine still around so had a sleep in for a few extra hours.

Sunday 23rd - Second edit of the novel due next march, only got 3/4 of the way through as it’s long and went to bed at 2 a.m.

Monday 24th - Finished off the edit for the novel, searched for hosting companies and tried to figure out who to go with, got this blog post scheduled.

Tuesday 25th - Tried to get other business stuff done.

Wednesday 26th - Same as yesterday.

Thursday 27th - shopping, library, took a break.

Friday 28th - clothes washing, got other things done.

That's about it. Admittedly, as much as I'd love to actually write on the holiday, it doesn't always happen, so it's back to the grind of every schedules, editing, sorting, paperwork etc, etc, etc...



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