Thursday, February 13, 2014

BJP Blog Disappeared

As a blog writer for 6 years now, with words and images forming a journal, mostly of my creative endeavors and process, it would be a major calamity if anything happened to Beadlust. Sadly, I've learned the hard way, the on-line work of countless hours can disappear in a matter of seconds.

That's what happened to the 2013 Bead Journal blog.  Good for a year, with thousands of posts and pictures by a hundred+ participating members, it suddenly disappeared. You try to go there, and you get this message:

Blog has been removed

Sorry, the blog at has been removed. 
This address is not available for new blogs.

I don't know who removed it.... not me, not either one of the other administrators.

Sometimes a blog gets accidentally deleted by the administrator. That's an easy fix. On your dashboard there will be a list of deleted blogs and an opportunity to restore it. Whew!

The first time a member contacted me to say our BJP blog was removed, it was listed under deleted blogs on my dashboard, and with a click of the mouse, it was back on line. But a few days later, it was gone again. This time it is not shown under deleted blogs on my dashboard. It is also not shown on the dashboards of the other administrators.

What happened to it? Somebody (a hacker?) got into it and must have first cancelled us as administrators, and then deleted the blog. I am beyond bummed about this. It makes me crying sad and crying mad.

I posted about it on the Blogger "help" forum, and for a short while was hopeful when a responder posted that the blog is still on the internet and might be accessed again. But then I heard nothing more.

I guess nothing is permanent.


  1. i had wondered what had happened to it but thougth it must have been moved to the facebook. it is a shame as all my posts were on the bjp blog for last year. diane

    1. It is a terrible shame, Diane. I am so sorry. But please cross your fingers... I might have found somebody who can help get it restored before it is too late and goes off the internet forever.

  2. I hope you can get it restored. This is the first I have heard of such a thing. It makes me concerned. There might be a way of backing up blogs on a local (personal) computer, but I'm not an expert. Good Luck!

  3. I am really sorry about it. But as I was reading your post, I thought of an acquaintance whose house burned down. "We lost everything, but our family is O.K." The beaders are still here with you, Robin.


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