On the blog:
So you might have noticed (probably not) that my week was very light. My blog went down on Monday because of another DNS attack on the server. Not as big as last year but enough to cause a minor headache for the hosting company. The site was finally fixed on Tuesday and still had a few hiccups on Wednesday. So I moved everything I had to the end of the week and next week, just to be on the safe side. I have my fingers crossed it doesn’t happen again but it is what it is. My hosting company did a great job and I’m very happy they work so hard when stuff like this happens.
Since my blog was down, I wasn’t really able to do any post so this weekend I am having a mini blog-fest so I can get a lot of posts drafted and schedules. I did, however, do a lot of brainstorming and have a few ideas that I want to try out in the coming months. I also pushed myself to do more with Limabean Designs and get really serious about making it a successful business…now I just need clients. 🙂 I am not very good at promoting myself, I always feel like I am bothering people but I plan to roll out some advertising and pushing a few products on Etsy. I also have been working on how I want the website, I plan to do that next weekend, since it was down this week. I think I know what I want and now it is a matter of gathering everything I need. I hope to have it completely finished…enough…by the spring. I can always update it once I really get started. Lots of exciting things happening in the next few month. I have my fingers crossed it all works out…I plan to stay as positive as I can because I know I will experience some bumps in the road but I wont let them affect me because I know I can do this. 🙂
I am really sad about the changes they made to BEA and I have always looked forward to it. This year I can’t justify spending all that money (they made it so expensive this year for bloggers) and I might not even get approved to attend. I might go to BookCon instead but again, the horror stories I keep hearing about it, and the deaf ears it keeps falling on within Book Con Organizers makes me hesitant to go. I wanted to take my daughter with me since she loves books but again scared it’s going to be a mad house. I also missed the VIP tickets so I wont get those perks either, not sure how I missed it but I did. I think something is telling me not to go…but I really wanted too. 🙁 I might just go to say I went and see how it is. Since I guess I wont be able to go to the Convention part of it anymore. I am so bummed! Pisses me off that a few people ruined it for the rest of us and instead of fixing the already problems of BookCon they punished all the blogger who work hard, for no pay, to promote books they love. And we work HARD! Just very frustrated about it since it’s one of my favorite events and now I can’t do it anymore.
In Real life:
We had a few bumps in the road with my son this week but we think a med change and a different way of doing things will do the trick. So we will expect some issues over the next few days while he adjusts, plus those dreaded hormones might be messing him up too. Overall, this week was quiet, I FINALLY purchased a printer, I haven’t had one for so long and figured it’s about time I got one. I also went ahead and bought a few things to make my business a little easier and I am glad I did. I already feel a little more organized when it comes to that. Now I just need to go through all the papers in the house, I have papers stuffed every where but I have a place to finally put them and I think in the next few weeks things will finally be findable in this house. Less stress makes for a very happy Michelle. 🙂
Last Week on the Blog:
- [13 Feb] Cover Characteristic ~ Heart
- [14 Feb] Blogging Issues!
- [16 Feb] Parker by Jillian Quinn Blitz
- [19 Feb] DNS, Printer and BEA Bummer ~ WIR & TSP
What you might see this week:
- Cover Characteristics ~ Embracing Couple
- Task it Tuesday ~ The layout for now
- YALit Giveaway Post (Xpresso tours)
- Review ~ Tyrant by T.M. Frazier
- Bad Nanny Blitz (Xpresso Tours)
- My TBR List Review ~ Am
Books read & currently reading:
I am hoping by the time this posts I will have finished this book. I am almost done 🙂
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!!!