Blog Problems & Blog Ahead ~ WIR & TSP

Posted October 2, 2016 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIReadview / 17 Comments

WIR&TSPWeek in READ-view is a post I have posted on Sundays telling you what I have been up to this week and what I read or am reading. The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap of the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

On the Blog, Books & Real Life:

HAPPY OCTOBER! We are now entering my favorite times of year!!!! Blog header will change monthly until Jan! 🙂

So I didn’t get struck by lightening…thank god…but apparently I was blog kryptonite this week. On Tuesday, the day of my BIG giveaway post for the movie Miss Peregrine, my blog was all messed up. If you tried to visit it would either ask you to download something or you would see all encrypted text. I WAS FREAKING OUT. My host company looked into it and I was told to change my password and he added a bit more security to it so I am notified when someone tries to log in or can get in. That pretty much took of most of my day. I seem to be under attack which is flattering and completely annoying. I keep getting emails about failed logins and Friday got an email about strange posts on my blog and I was going to be locked out if I didn’t follow the links (spam email). Seriously? Just leave me alone and let me blog in peace! On Friday I tried to get into Limabean Designs website and was completely locked out. Do you want to know why? Because I am losing my mind and was using the wrong user name. *bangs head on desk*.

Spent most of the day Friday thru Sunday finishing up as much of October posts as I can because Blog Ahead started on Saturday and I need to get ahead. I hate being behind. I have a list of things I need and want to do so I am hoping to get them all done and not spend the entire time doing posts for October like I did the last time.

If you comment and it disappears, it is probably in my spam folder and I will be checking all day to see if any gets thrown in there. Not sure what is going on but is seems to be a WP thing at the moment.

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Last Week on the Blog:

What you might see this week:

  • Pretty Wicked Blitz
  • Task It Tuesday ~ Lets get this going
  • Review of The Shadow House
  • Top Ten Favorite Scary Reads
  • My TBR list Winner

Books read & currently reading:

New on the Bookshelf/Kindle:


So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading




About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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17 responses to “Blog Problems & Blog Ahead ~ WIR & TSP

  1. I hope all your technological issues get cleared up, Michelle. I can only imagine how frustrating it is! I’d be in big trouble since I’m not as tech-savvy as you. 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you think of Beastly Bones. Happy reading and have a great week!! <3

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  2. I need to update my header! I was so busy this weekend, I feel like I’m going into this week behind already 🙁 so no blogging was really accomplished. Hopefully I’ll manage a few posts tomorrow, seeing as blog Ahead is upon us. Have a great week. Miss you!!!

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  3. I’ve had some comments going into my spam folder as well Michelle (and I’m with WP!).

    I love that you change your banner for the time of year – what a great idea! We don’t really do Halloween here in Australia but it’s becoming more and more popular. I usually have some lollies (candy) on hand, just in case of trick or treaters.

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  4. Love the changing blog headers! And everyone Halloween-ing their Twitter handles, lol- I should do that too. Sorry to hear about the blog issues- hate that! People who hack people’s websites should be smacked up, obnoxious %^&%’s lol.

    Miss Peregrine’s looks great. Eva Green plus crossbow = damn!! Ha ha i need to see that movie!

    Omega City looks awesome!

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  5. Sorry about your blog issues!!! I am always terrified that someone will hack my site because I have NO CLUE how to fix anything like that! I wouldn’t even know who to call!!
    Hopefully you have a great week and no hackers!

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  6. I like your Halloween header and theme! I also like October, it’s nice to have some cooler weather and I am looking forward to pick up a Halloween cozy mystery or two.

    Wow that sounds creepy with your blog going wonky. Was your blog hacked? Do you have a security plugin installed now? I can understand why that threw you off. I always worry a lot when something goes wrong with my blog. It’s so frustrating when that happens.

    It does sound like you had a good reading week and your new reads look great! I hope this week will be a good one for you.

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    • Thank you 🙂 I love decorating the blog for the seasons.

      I don’t think so but something happened and my host didn’t see any virus or malware. So we don’t know exactly what happened. He installed security that I need to look at some more since it might be a paid service if I want more security. Just can’t pay for it at the moment. I get worried because I can’t fix it and it freaks me out since I am so behind, it sends me into a slump but it seems to be working now.

  7. GAH! I hate technology! Well, sometimes. lol I hope you’ll have smooth sailing from now on.

    I quite enjoy October. We’re decorating for Halloween today and I do like the cooler days. Well, supposedly cooler days. Here in NC lately who knows? So far so good though. *fingers crossed*

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Michelle! xoxo

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    • Me too, that was annoying! 🙂
      I am decorating today, if my husband will get the stuff for me. I am sure if I nag enough he will bring it up.
      I love the cooler weather and fingers crossed. Matthew blows out to sea. Those tracks don’t look good for any of us.

  8. My head aches for you and with you. Isn’t the internet such fun. LOL Ever since my email got hacked, my blog host has added extra security requiring me to frequently change my password. I couldn’t remember my newest one and was frantic until I found where I’d written it down. Hopefully, this week goes smoothly for you and you can enjoy those lovely books.

    • Thanks Laura, it was so annoying, even now with the comments going into spam. I always get myself so frustrated I can’t function the rest of the day and it throws me off. Probably because I know I can’t fix it and need someone else to do it and I love to fix things myself.
      I am looking forward to read them! 🙂