Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Phew! Back online

So I took a few days break, had a sneaky little holiday, no mod cons, no Internet, heaven. NOT!!

But my blog has been down for a few days and now it's back up and I want to say sorry and thanks to other bloggers for their help and advice in fixing the 'problem', which wasn't technical at all but fear that my security had been breached and could have been further breached by remaining online. To make matters worse it happened early on a day when I was travelling to London to meet with friends from the blogging community and I was in a rush and not sure sure what to do and my husband just said, 'take it off line until we can find out what's happened with your email sends, then you can enjoy your day out without the worry'. So that's what I did.

Hence my absence, naughty girl me AWOL.

So I'm back and I've stopped using the email programme which we think was sending emails randomly to names in my address book. P said it was operator error, maybe it was I don't know, but I shan't be using the programme again. My google email remains the same.

I was really worried at the time and although I thoroughly enjoyed my day in London, it was still at the back of my mind. I don't know which was worse, the fear of being compromised or the frustration of not being able to blog:) 

Anyway back now.



selkie said...

that sucks, and I'm sorry you had to go through that. I think all of us at some point have had a similar scare, whether it was an email sent to the wrong person, being "outed" about something private or simply feeling like our 'safe place' has been breached. Good to see you back.

Minelle Labraun said...

I am glad you’re back!!!
I get the panic and stress associated with feeling as if your security is in jeopardy! I’d have done the same.
Just happy your here again!

Roz said...

Welcome back Ronnie! Glad to see you back. Sorry about the scare, it's no fun not knowing if our security has been compromised. Glad it is now resolved.

Hope you all had a wonderful time in London.


Lindy Thomas said...

Wonderful to see you back Ronnie. I returned to the land after a bit of a break and thought you had blocked me. LOL! Hope all is well with your email now.
Hugs Lindy xx

Ava Penniman said...

Glad you are back!! Missed you!

PK said...

Whatever happened, I'm really glad you're back!

Meredith Malloy said...

Welcome back and have a wonderful time with all the bloggers in London. Wish I was there too. Next time!

Leigh Smith said...

Happy to have you back.

Richard Herndon said...

There's nothing I have that needs protection besides I have lost track of how many e mails I have when the attacks happen I just start another one

Red said...

Glad to see you back, and all is well. Hopefully no one received messages spanking related that went to family and friends who know nothing about your blog and lifestyle.
I am on a Pc, and use inprivate window for all my blogging and yahoo mail, and use google chrome for all my "normal" interactions with family and friends.
bottoms up

Rosie Jones said...

Glad you’re up and running again, Ronnie.
Rosie xx

Lurker48 said...

Glad you're back! I've enjoyed your site very much.

Eric51 Amy49 said...

We all missed you!!!

Baker said...

So scary to have that happen, but thankful you worked it all out!

ronnie said...

Selkie - Hello lovely to see you. Scary, yes. Thank you.

Minelle - P was right in suggesting to go private for a while. Thanks.

Roz - Thank you. London was lovely. Off again to the big city in a couple of weeks.

Lindy - Thanks. Hope all's well your side.

Ana - Hello and thank you so much.

PK - It's good to be back. Thanks.

Meredith - Next time, yes. Thanks.

SG - Thank you.

Richard - I think all's well now. Thanks.

Red - Thanks. I wouldn't mind so much if friends found out but wouldn't want family.

Rosie - Thanks.

AL48 - Thank you so much for saying.

Amy - Thank you.

Baker - Was scary at the time. Thanks.


Hermione said...

Ronnie, I am so glad the scare is over! Like Red, I use one browser for blogging and blog emails, and a different browser for vanilla emails and other things, so wires don't get crossed.

It's great to have you back!


Fondles said...

welcome back! good to know everything's ok :)

ronnie said...

Hermione - I think I should do that. Thank you.

Fondles - Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back indeed!


Charlie said...

Glad you are back. Sorry to read about the carpet -
but at least you ended OK except for your bottom.
Take care.

ronnie said...

Yorkie - Thank you very much.

Charlie - Thank you. I can't believe I burnt it.