Daisies For Thoughts: Creative Monday Link Up

Daisies For Thoughts: Creative Monday Link Up.

Creative Mondays Link Up:



Happy Monday friends. Welcome To Creative Mondays.

Good morning lovelies and welcome by this week’s brand new linky party.

I am so please you have stopped by to join us for this week’s Creative Mondays Link Up.

Daisies For Thoughts:

What would be your first thoughts if you thought your blog was gone?

Happy to eventually get more time to yourself?

Panic? Even a sense of shock?

The feeling that I had on Friday when I thought 9 years of blogging had been taken away from me was unreal. Emotion ran through me so fast and I felt emotional sick.

I mentioned on Friday over at The Weekend Link Up that it was on my mind to change all my blog templates over as I felt I needed to. You can read more about why here: Weekend Link Up.

Blogger template were so easy to do but the hours I spent changing thing around fonts, widgets, writing, colours etc were full on. Friday I thought it was time to tackle my WordPress blog and also my baby! I have had this blog 9 years now and it holds a lot of good memories of the children growing up. This blog is a big part of my life. I never realised how much before Friday though!!

I had spent hours prior to Friday trying to download my blog but it would not download for love or money!! No worries, nothing went wrong with Blogger blogs so nothing would go wrong with this one, I told myself.

I picked out and paid for a new theme, yep another one. 3 blogs and 3 themes hasn’t come cheap!! ( I’ve spent over Β£100. I don’t have this kind of money spare and if I did I would never wanted to spend it).

Anyway I happily uploaded my brand new shiny theme and hurried over to check it out.


My whole blog had gone.

I was spinning, I felt sick. I am not ashamed to say it, I even cried!!

What does one does in a situation like this? Panicking does not get you anywhere, does it!?

I was actually shaking.

I am a really shy person, believe it or not. I put off phoning anyone for weeks but I knew this was not a time to wait around and I needed to try and get it back, if anyway, as soon as possible.

I hopped onto my Facebook as I have a friend who has been amazing helping all us bloggers out in situations like this and message Zoe who blogs at Mama Geek for help! I was shaking when I type my first message as I was in shock at losing my blog. Zoe was amazing and talked me into everything I had to do to get it back. I do not know what I would have done without her help.

How would you feel if you lost your blog in the flick of a template?

Do not forget to join us here every Monday For Creative Mondays. Wednesday over at Claire’s World for Wordless Wednesday and Fashion on a Shoestring on Friday for Welcome To The Weekend Link Up.

Daisies For Thoughts: Creative Monday Link Up

About The Creative Mondays Linky Party:

Creative Mondays is a week long blog hop where you can link up all your creative posts. If you publish any more in the week you can also pop back and link them up too.

Posts You Can Share Here Today:

You can share any beauty, crafty, creative, crochet, decor, fashionable, healthy, home interiors, knitting, outfit, recipes, sewing, stylish or travel posts.

Also welcome to share any beauty & style, home & garden, food & health tips, tricks or hacks.

Pop the kettle and make a drink so you can also can have fun finding some amazing, inspiring and creative new blogs to read and follow  at this week’s party.

Thank you so much for joining us each Monday to share your posts with us each week. I love to see what you have been upto lately. Now over to you to share your creative posts with us:

What has got you creative this week?

Daisies For Thoughts: Creative Monday Link Up

Daisies For Thoughts: Creative Monday Link Up

Creative Mondays Linky Party Guidelines:

Please only link up family-friendly creative posts!

Add as many new posts as you would like to the linky below.

Add straight to a specific creative post.Please link up to a post and not your main home page.

Please follow your host Claire Justine by Blog, Email, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Page, Pinterest or Bloglovin. Let me know how you have followed me so I can follow you back.

Please link back to the Creative Mondays party in your posts to spread the word.

Sharing is caring. Please visit a few of the posts that have linked up today to make the blog hop fun for everyone.

Please tweet me any links you have to add to the link up to me @clairejustineo using the  #CreativeMondays hashtag and I will favourite, retweet and reply.

Thanks for sharing your posts with us at #CreativeMondays link up. I hope to see you on Wednesday or Friday for our next parties πŸ™‚

Looks like I got the blog hop back on the blog too!!

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.

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  1. 8 April 2019 / 10:06 AM

    Oh my goodness Claire, what a horrible shock. I’m glad you were able to get it sorted. Bloomin’ technology, it’s great but it’s also scary as anything isn’t it?

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:09 PM

      Hi Julie. Yes it was horrible. I felt so sick to think it had all gone.

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:09 PM

      Thanks Tamar. Yes, it in’t a nice feeling.

  2. 8 April 2019 / 10:08 AM

    Don’t be ashamed about how you felt Claire. I bet a large percentage of us would have been the same, me included! I’m not changing my template and am sticking by Pipdig. I’m backed up and just waiting to see what happens.’m hoping Pipdig don’t go bust after all this scaremongering is all! xx

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:29 PM

      Thanks Laurie. I loved my theme too πŸ™

  3. 8 April 2019 / 10:35 AM

    I did something similar once and called my husband up in hysterics. Fortunately I try to back everything up regularly and was able to revert to back up. Sorry this happened to you.

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:36 PM

      Thanks Lisa. I would have been texting my hubby like mad if he had been at work. Lucky he was home so I didn’t have to panic to much πŸ™‚

  4. stinedurfdl
    8 April 2019 / 10:43 AM

    Oh Claire, that is awful! I had something similar happen last year and it truly was devastating so I totally understand your response. So glad you got everything back up and running! xo

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:37 PM

      Thanks Debbie. It is a horrible feeling, isn’t it πŸ™

  5. 8 April 2019 / 11:22 AM

    Claire, I have had this happen multiple times in my 4 years of blogging and it is completely heart wrenching and leaves you panicked for sure. And this is why I don’t change my template! I am too scared. The one and only time that I did change it, I lost everything. But the help desk was able to recover it all. Thankfully. Then I was hacked and nearly lost everything that time as well. But WPHacked recovered everything and fixed it for just $100 which seemed like a low price to pay to save it all. And I don’t have any of my content backed up anywhere else. So lots of writing and memories would be lost. I need to get working on that I think! I am glad that you were able to get the issue resolved and you are back at it!


    • 14 April 2019 / 8:26 PM

      Thanks Shelbee. Aww, I remember you going through something last year and I bet it was awful πŸ™

  6. Maureen
    8 April 2019 / 11:57 AM

    Claire, I am so sorry about your experience with losing your blog. I would be devastated and I would cry too. I don’t post much but what I do post is all a labor of love. I am so glad that your issue was resolved and thank goodness for wonderful friends! I hope your Monday is off to a great start and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.


    • 14 April 2019 / 8:26 PM

      Thanks Maureen. Not something I want to go through again πŸ™

  7. mireilleftm
    8 April 2019 / 11:59 AM

    That would have been scary and I have only been doing this a month! Glad it all worked out!

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:27 PM

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Not a nice feeling, I can tell you.

  8. 8 April 2019 / 1:12 PM

    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Glad that you got your blog back!!

  9. Jodie
    8 April 2019 / 2:05 PM

    Gosh, I would go in shock. It’s all the time and energy we’ve spent on our blog that would just feel so wasted and really like a death of someone we love. I’m so glad you got it back!!

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:52 PM

      I know. It is such a horrible feeling Jodie. I spend far to much time here πŸ™

  10. Kippi O'Hern
    8 April 2019 / 3:07 PM

    I was panicked reading your story about losing your entire 9 years of work. I need to change things up too, but I am not 100% sure how to make my site easier to navigate. Happy things are up and running for your site. Thank you for hosting the party. Happy week, Kippi #kippiathome

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:53 PM

      Thanks Kippi. It was such a horrible feeling but thankfully all good now πŸ™‚

  11. Jess
    8 April 2019 / 4:45 PM

    This happened to me last summer and I was so frantic! It was the company wiped the whole drive and 1000+ websites were down, I had to wait for the backup which took a long time. It was frsutrating and scary! Love the look of your blog and know how much energy goes into it.
    have a great week!
    jess xx

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:55 PM

      It is such a horrible feeling isn;’t it Jess. I know know what others have been through when it has happened to them πŸ™

  12. Cara Hartley
    8 April 2019 / 4:47 PM

    Ugh…second time is a charm, maybe?
    I would be devastated to lose my blogs. The oldest one has been around for 13 years. I have OCD (literally) and I use my blogs as a cataloging system as well as a form of expression or dissemination of information. I really need to do better about backing them up.

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:57 PM

      Not a nice feeling. Thankfully it all got sorted quickly πŸ™‚

  13. 8 April 2019 / 6:30 PM

    Reading about losing your blog was horrifying! I’m so glad you were able to recover it. I’m going to start following Mama Geek.

    Thanks for hosting!

    • 14 April 2019 / 7:59 PM

      Thanks Michelle. Not something I want to go through again.

  14. 8 April 2019 / 7:04 PM

    I’d be just sick if my blog disappeared! I’m not very good at the technical side of things, so I rely on my web designer a lot to avoid scary things like this happening! I’m so glad you got it back. Thank you for hosting the party. I hope you have a lovely week, Claire!

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:28 PM

      Thanks April. It did make me feel very sick πŸ™

  15. eyeloveknots
    9 April 2019 / 12:13 AM

    One time on Blogger, I played with a different theme. Luckily, I hit copy and paste on all those words I saw just in case, because when I clicked on a new theme I was interested in, there was nothing to preview. My heart sank. I quickly reversed it, and had the code and stuff to paste back in, but ooohh boy. Now, I leave it to the professionals. I have no idea what I would do now.


  16. 9 April 2019 / 12:56 AM

    I think I’d feel sick to my stomach too! I’m glad there were kind people out there who helped you out, and that you got everything back! The new design looks great!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:02 PM

      Thanks Cheryl. I do not know what I would have done without help πŸ™

  17. FABBY
    9 April 2019 / 2:40 AM

    Oh I think this awful upset has happened to the best of us. Actually, only last year I pressed something at a person’s comment entry and they asked me for my mail address and I gave it and before I realized everything went berserk… and yes, my blog was gone ! I went into panic, hubby tried to restore it to no avail, it was awful !
    I did go to the professionals, to the place I bought my computer and they restored my blog easily ! I would probably know how to now, but guess what? I ain’t ready to try it !

    Thanks for hosting pretty Justine.

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:03 PM

      Sounds horrible Fabby. Glad you got it all sorted too πŸ™‚

  18. 9 April 2019 / 3:01 AM

    Glad that you got it all sorted out. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday.

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:05 PM

      Thanks Patrick. Not a thing I every want to go through again.

  19. 9 April 2019 / 1:03 PM

    Yeah, I know how awful that is. I lost three years of blogging because of my hosting company! I am glad that it all worked out good for you!

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:07 PM

      Aww, I didn’t realised you lost 3 years Nancy. Not good πŸ™

  20. 9 April 2019 / 8:59 PM

    Oh no! I was bad enough when I couldn’t delete an HTML code from my blog – my SIL managed to find it and delete it for me!!! Glad you got it sorted, I will have to remember that name. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:08 PM

      Thanks Jacqui. Luckily my other two blogs were OK with the move.

  21. 10 April 2019 / 5:54 PM

    Oh, Claire, I DO know what you experienced. I did the same thing. You may remember me from the blog My Flagstaff Home. We used to post on each other’s blog hops. Then I somehow accidentally deleted my entire blog. Tried EVERYTHING and couldn’t get it back. It still makes me sick to think about it. I was so upset, I couldn’t muster up enough… anything… to start it back up again. It is now almost two years later and I have finally rewritten posts and added enough content that I have a blog worth looking at. So, just this week (starting tomorrow), I’m starting my Blog Hop again and getting back into blogging. I still have no idea what I did wrong, but that great blog of mine, is still gone, but I’m moving forward. It look like you got yours back and I’m so happy for you! Thanks for hosting the hop.

    • 14 April 2019 / 8:11 PM

      Hi Jennifer. Aww sorry to hear what you have been through. I am rushing with the kids off school this week catching up but I will have to stop by and add your hop to my blog hop page so I can join you πŸ™‚

  22. 10 April 2019 / 11:38 PM

    That would be terrifying!!! I’m glad you got help and figured it out! Yikes!! Those daisies are so pretty!

  23. 15 April 2019 / 4:06 AM

    Thanks for sharing your blog hop here at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. I love the variety in your party. Hope to see you again next week! –Jennifer

    • 15 April 2019 / 8:48 PM

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Jennifer πŸ™‚

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