28.1.12

BREAKING NEWS: Just like the punk, Chillspot is not dead!


If you’ve been following me on Facebook then most probably you knew what happened to my blog last week. Refresher course: The admins purposely/accidentally deleted my Blogger account (including this blog) without any prior notice. Pero naibalik din naman siya after about 2 hours.


I know some of my good-for-nothing friends thought that my reaction to this was a bit overreacting but they wouldn’t understand a thing ‘cos they’re not bloggers themselves. Nasayangan lang talaga ako. We have great times together, moments I will always cherish and I’d hate to think that there would come a time that we will no longer be together. *sobs*

SEQUENCING OF EVENTS

Sunday, January 22, 2012

6:40 pm. I was blog hopping when suddenly Blogger asked for my password again which was unusual ‘cos I know I was log-in with my Blogger account at that time. But what more unusual was that hindi ni-recognize ng system yung account ko after I entered the password. It’s just a technical problem, I thought, so I opened my blog. And then - “Ang blog na ito ay natanggal na. Hindi na ito maaring magamit in the future”. It made my heart beat faster. I tried again but to no avail. There and then, I began to panic. Pinagpawisan ako ng malamig. I don’t know what to do ‘cos that was the first time it happened to me evarrr.

6:53 pm. I posted my dilemma in U-Blog pero I think no one was online then ‘cos I didn’t get any replies.

Around 7 pm. I pm-ed Mei (@meichagas. com) to ask for help but she’s also clueless. According to her, she doesn’t know how blogspot works. Shikes! Malaking problema ito, I thought. At that time, I was teary-eyed na and I was shaking. I felt so helpless. I can’t relate my problem to Mom (who was also in the living room at that time) ‘cos: first, I am she doesn’t know what to do as much as I do; second, baka magtatalon pa siya sa tuwa (read Living Inside A Pressure Cooker).


7:16 pm. The dust began to settle and it became clearer to me that my 3 year-old blog is gone. And so, followed a period of disbelief – what happened? Where did I go wrong? With no tangible answers, I consulted my 5th personality (Detective Awesome) and he came up with these 3 theories:

A. Maybe I violated a rule in the terms of services of Blogger. Breach of contract, ganun? Hala ka diyan! But I don’t think so naman. (According pa naman sa mga feng shui experts, lapitin ako ng mga court cases. Sheet!)

B. You guys know how much I love incorporating profanity, spiteful commentaries and lascivious insinuations in my articles. Maybe some of my articles raised some eyebrows and had hurt someone’s feelings.

C. Or, maybe someone is just plain envy with my awesomeness. Like an old saying goes,“ang punong hitik na hitik ng bunga ay pilit na binabato”. :D

Honestly, I shed some tears (but it didn’t have the balls to turn me into cry bitch mode).It’s probably worse than any heartbreak I had in the past. But just like any relationship that comes to an end, I need to accept it and move on. I grieved it for a while, yes, and then took the first step in moving on. I grabbed my notebook and pen and started to plan for my next blog.

Monday, January 23, 2012

1:00 am. I went to bed. I was barely able to sleep that night err morning brought about by the difficulty of absorbing all that had happened during the last 6 hours.

2:15 am. I woke up, opened the computer and attempted to log in again. And guess what happened next?

Hello there, gorgeous!

It’s back! It's freaking back! My spirits soared to an all-time high and my enthusiastic self went back on track once. Gusto kong tumambling. P%&*#$ @!= niyo Blogger, you scared the hell out of me! I thought I’ll never get to see my dashing dashboard again. But still, thank you. This incident made me realize how much I treasure this blog.


25 comments:

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Thanks to Mei (@meichagas.com)! She's kind of the saving grace. :) She made me feel better.

Anyway highway, sa 8 na pala ang 3rd blogversary ng blog ko :)

Leah. said...

What do you mean, the admins deleted your blog? Dami ba kayong authors ng Chillspot, Bert? Ilan kayong authors dito, Bert? Ngayon ko lang nalaman.. hehe. Kasi pagkakaalam ko, only authors/admins can delete/un-delete a blog..
Pero baka mali din ako. haha..

Aww. Nakakalungkot nga naman kung bigla na lang mawawala ang blog. Kung sakin mangyari yun, naku.. :( Pero okay naman pala ngayon. Yay! :D

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I'd panic myself if ever that happens. Did Blogger sent you any notice as to why it happened?

juneosidabenitez said...

quote: but they wouldn’t understand a thing ‘cos they’re not bloggers themselves. :unquote. i totally agree.. sa iba parang wala lang to but once you become addicted in blogging, dun mo mafefeel ang happiness. Kahit ako natatakot na baka one day di ko na maalala ang password ko.. Alzheimer? lol.. welcome back.

kg said...

i would feel the same way jubert. a bog is not just a blog.... it's our diary. marami tayo nashashare sa ating blogs. kaya nakakalungkot at nakakasama talaga ng loob kung mawawala sya ng ganun lang.

but im glad ok na ulit ang site mo.

who deleted it? i think may problem ang blogspot. don't you think?

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Yeah ganun na nga Ate Leah! Nope. This is a personal blog, mag-isa lang ako. Nagyon ko nga lang din nalaman na pwede pala ang ganun - basta basta na lang ide-delete ang blog mo without any notice. Nakakabadtrip! Pinag-iisipan ko na tuloy bumili ng domain.

OPO. I'm so back!

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Hello there Mr. Nomad! `Yun nga po, waley man lang prior notice. & saka wala kahit anong emails or something. Pero thank God at ibinalik din nila. :)

Hoobert the Awesome said...

HAHAHA! Tomo June. Isulat mo na sa notebook mo ang password mo. Pero baka naman mamaya, makalimutan mo din yung notebook. :D

Hoobert the Awesome said...

It's true Ate Grace. Dito ko sa blog nase-share ang mga bagay na hindi ko nasasabi kahit sa mga closest friends ko. I have this intimate connection with my readers.

I don't know kung nagkaron lang ng technical problem ang blogspot or what. Pero naayos din naman kaya medyo okay lang.

SunnyToast said...

If this would happened to me...I'll die...lol I think we should back up all our entry:)

have a wonderful 2012!

Kristeta  (kalokang Pinay) said...

Oh my goodness! That must've been real scary! I am so glad for you that it blogger fixed it agad. A few weeks ago nagkamalware yung blog ko and no one could access it. Thanks to friends who twitted me straight away. I did some digging so I discovered what to do. But as I was researching, I read in one forum that sometimes blogger can delete blogs by mistake. And sometimes di na nila ito kayang ibalik. Kaya ang suggestion nya is to backup your blog para if it happens you have it all saved in your computer.
Sensya na ang haba ng comment ah.
Again, well done! ANd I agree, non-bloggers wouldn't know how BIG deal one's blog is to it's author.=)

Christeen said...

nyaa!! katako naman yan :S buti nalang naibalik nila :) Kung ako cguro werla na ako. hehe

oi natawa ako sa coment na white hours nalang kulang haha. dami tawa loko ka.

itsyaboykorki said...

ohhh that happened to my friends blog as well weird whats up with that ... jeez

Chyng said...

heartpounding moment nga! buti at nakatulog ka knowing wala na ang precious blog mo..

haay good thing talaga naibalik.

ang tagal mo naman pumunta ng manila.. nagiging impatient na ko.. char!!! =)

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Yun nga Sunny. Tinatamad lang akong mag-back up ngayon. Wala pa sa mood. :)

Di rin. Noon nga, akala ko ikamamatay ko. Di naman pala. Hahaha.

Hoobert the Awesome said...

It was Ate Kris. Really. Thank God Blogger fixed it asap. Kudos to them! Char. Dahil kung hindi nila naibalik yun, magwe-welga ako sa EDSA. Lololol. :)

And I agree, non-bloggers wouldn't know how BIG deal one's blog is to it's author.

Two thumbs for that. ^^

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Lols Ate Christeen. Wala lang, naisip ko lang bigla. All-white ka kasi. And naalala ko yung TVC ng Tanduay yata yun. :) Oks lang, keri naman.

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Really Korki? Baka nagka-technical problem lang yung system. Or baka accidentally lang nilang na-delete. Pero its really scary!

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Konti lang tinulog ko Ate Chyng. Patumbling-tumbling lang ako sa kama. Hahaha.

Baka Feb pa ako lumuwas ng Maynila. Hahaha, lumuwas talaga. May hinihintay pa kasing papers. Oks lang kung di mo nako mahintay. :)

Markable said...

What..this is totally scary. O__O

Hiyono said...

You are so adorable, Hoob. Haha. Glad you finally have it back. Baka naman kasi nag maintain lang sila? :)

Hindi ko nakita na nawala to, seryoso. Ilang beses ako bumisita - wala naman naging problema. Yun nga lang, the "Living Inside A Pressure Cooker" stayed so long as the title, I began to think you were too busy to update.

Rizalenio said...

Ohno. Sana di mangyari uli. Glad you're back!!! :)

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Ang scary talaga Mark. I was scared `cos akala ko mawawala na ng blog ko. Pero the funny thing was, that night din, I was planning na for a new blog. & gumagawa na rin ako ng comeback post. So imagine my delight when I found out na na-restore na siya. Hahaha. It`s kind of a false alarm.

Hoobert the Awesome said...

I`m really aDORKable Yono. Lols. But still, thanks for reminding me. Hahaha.

OO nga siguro `cos naibalik din naman agad. Hahaha. Medyo tinamad din kasi akong mag-update nung last week ng January kaya ayun. Hehe.

Pero the good thing is i`m back. :)))

Hoobert the Awesome said...

Thank you Rizalenio! I`ll visit your blog now na. :))) I`m really impressed with your photos.