I am still here!

I am having fun trying to figure out the why, how, and what else is next!

It is a long and ugly explanation, but the short of it is: We had to get away from GoDaddy because it became too expensive for a little guy to have them as my go to company for email, etc!

I decided to go with HostGator, mostly because there were real people to talk to on the phone. Be careful what you wish for!

We signed up, and then the fun ensued! So far, I AM NOT GETTING ANY EMAILS FROM MY WORDPRESS ACCOUNT! None at all!

GoDaddy says it is Hostgator’s fault, and Hostgator says it is GoDaddy’s fault!

When I signed up I told Hostgator, “I am not a techie!” And of course, they want me to do the technical stuff and insist on me using the “Proper” terms for things that I have no clue about!

Guys, I am a writer! I have engaged my Sun in trying to fix everything, and hopefully, he can solve the problem. But Godaddy, we are moving our domain asap! I am glad all of us “Little people” were able to help you grow so big you don’t need us anymore.

Published by Time Traveler of Life

Biography Creating worlds, characters, and wielding power like a madwoman, making my characters happy, sad, angry, and some of them with no redeeming qualities. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I sometimes laugh out loud when I am writing a scene, and I have been known to cry when one of my favorites has to die. I am a left-handed Gemini, what do you expect? Reading bedtime stories to my two children until they fell asleep or until they just told me to go away, was fun. Making up wild stories for my grandchild, and creating Halloween costumes from Cowboys to a Dragon, was another favorite thing to do. I missed that so much when they were grown, that I started writing. My yearly newsletters frequently were drafted third-person by my Love Birds, Miranda our motorhome, and by Sir Fit the White Knight, our faithful Honda. Throughout the years, some of my creative talents centered around writing letters of complaint expressing my displeasure with services or products. One crucial, at least to my Son, was a note to our local school bus driver petitioning her to allow him back on the bus. He was kicked off for making an obscene gesture at his buddy. I reminded her that it was not directed at her, and that “obscenity can be in the eye of the beholder,” kids use that gesture as a greeting. He rode the bus until he graduated. I loved driving my English teacher crazy. Leaving a “continued next week” at the end of my five handwritten pages required each week. He was one of many people that suggested I “do something about my writing.” I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks at the top of my class. After 30 years, in the trenches as a Real Estate Professional, I have found that truth is stranger than fiction. My books are filled with characters I met in that profession. Their names were changed to protect the guilty. Others were from people we met traveling around the country in Miranda, our Motorhome. I am married nearly 60 years to the love of my life, Shirl, and partner-produced two exceptionally talented children, and one grandchild who is our pride and joy.

4 thoughts on “I am still here!

  1. I feel your pain. This time around I went with WordPress, but not the techie one, the one where they do all that. It leaves you with limited features, but I feel it also has limited headaches. 🥰

  2. A none so unusual story; most of us users of fifty plus, who lack in professional experiences in the ‘cyber world’ have similar stories to tell. Unless you are willing to pay (hefty hourly rates) those tech experts, their little service companies spreading like mushrooms, feeding on us, old, down and out, left behind in the cyber wilderness. I guess we have to revert to handwritten letters soon.

  3. Feel for you to the point I taste a bitter bit of bile. And get this. I was a deep-water IT techie for 50 years. No fooling. Leaving the world of “emergency” 3 AM calls and 60-hour “project deadline” workweeks, I wanted to settle into creative writing, NOT creating and administering a site, certainly not with constantly escalating costs for constantly diminishing value. Alas!

    It is our society. For years “we” put up with shoddy service [etc.], tech firms got away with {expletive} support and service because “we” let them, and now, their customer base is so large, losing a customer here and there is of no [financial] consequence. That’s all any “company” understands, money. It is painful and it might be a losing battle but until 1, then 5, then 100, then 1000, then 10,000 customers leave, companies will not change. And. And. And. Sadly, the “leavers” will not benefit when the company gets “woke.” Only the “Meh!” types who have done nothing to remediate these kinds of corporate ills will benefit.

    I consider contacting five or ten of my also-retired, similarly-high-tech buds – building a writers-only site, from hardware to support. Problem is, see, that no matter how carefully selective we were admitting clientele, we would inevitably let a few whiners and cheats [“Waiter! There was a cockroach in my salad! The least you can do is comp my meal and the next five at your establishment!”] into the fold, almost immediately destroying our willingness to continue.

    Good luck.

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