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The positive side of being unlucky

May 25th  •  Posted in Blogging

Recently it was a very unlucky period of my life, in a week or so I fell down the stair and now I’m bounded in bed with a bandaged foot, someone deleted my Google account and my blog with it, more than 200 blog posts and a three years old blog went lost in only a few minutes and with them all my sample blogs for my design business. It may sounds nothing to a lot of you, but when blogging is part of your life whether is a business or a passion, whether you just started it or you passed a few years of your life building it step by step, seeing it disappear in front of your own eyes really makes you feel sad.

I don’t know what is going on with me recently, but I still can find some positive aspects in all of this unluckiness I’m experiencing, I feel like I’m a lot more a positive person recently, and I’m so passionated to my blog and my little business that I can’t let someone lets me down. I immediately started rebuilding all my design’s sample blogs, saved the most recent posts I uploaded on my blog and reuploaded all of them one by one by hands, redesigned my blog and fixed everything else. It took me two days of work but I’m finally back blogging and I couldn’t be more happy about that! I can’t have my entire blog back as it was before, but I can still blog and speak to all of you, so it can’t be so bad, right? Anyway I thought I could share a little list of positive aspects of experiencing this unlucky period, hoping to bring some positivity in your life as well.

– Losing your blog even only for a pair of days makes you see how passionate you really are about it and I discovered I live my little blog like if it was an extension of myself, I just can’t imagine it to do not exist anymore and it never crossed my mind to use what happened as an excuse to stop blogging.
– At least I have no more embarrassing old posts written three years ago.
– Last year I was one of those bloggers who uses way too many labels with the result that I recently didn’t even know where to start to decimate them, but being that I have to start from a brand new blog, I now can manage them more wisely.
– While rebuilding my design’s sample blogs I had the opportunity to fix some coding errors I couldn’t see before.
– Being bounded in bed for ten days is not that bad if I still have a blog to write on and paper, brushes and watercolors to paint something nice and be creative.
– It’s super lovely when you realize people really love you and would do anything to make your worst days better.
– I’m reading a lot of beautiful written blog posts and discovering a lot of new blog I love.
– I reached 800 blog followers this week, and this is amazing, thank you!
– I have so many supportive followers and I can’t thank enough anyone who commented on my last post What happended to Miel Café? and who tweeted me about my blog’s unlucky experience.
– Right now I’m writing this post in my garden with birds tweetering in the background and a super nice warm spring weather, so I can’t really feel unlucky at all.

Being aware of who I am, I would say only a few months ago I would had cried seeing my blog being deleted by someone so mean to take me away something I love so much, I would say I may had let him let me down and never restarted my blog from scratch like I’m doing right now, but now I feel so positive and passionated about this little online space of mine that I can’t let everything simply disappear, so Miel Café is still here and I’m still blogging as usual no matter what it happened!

  • Lovely post as always! I’m so happy you continue blogging without second thoughts! Miel Cafe is a lovely little space and I’m happy it’s back! Everything happens for a reason and it’s always good in the end, helping us grow as persons/souls.
    The other day I was thinking to make a list of what I have to do, sadly more studying than anything else, so I guessed it was the perfect time to print your to-do list! 😀

    • Hope you can enjoy the to-do list! I’m so happy my blog is back too and a huge thank you to you for being so supportive 🙂 x

  • I’m so sorry you’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch, but it’s good you can see the positives. I’d be devastated if somehow my blog just disappeared, although I definitely agree, as least those posts I look back on and cringe a little would be gone! Congrats on hitting 800 followers 🙂

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

    • Haha yes I was so ashamed of some posts I wrote in the past! Thank you a lot Catherine x

  • So happy you are back! I was really scared for my blog after reading about your experience. Let us know some tips for securing our little blogs! That’ll be a huge help!


    • Thank you, I’m so happy my blog is back too! x

  • Glad to see the blog back on it’s feet and that you can see the positive side to everything that’s happened! I recently lost a few of my posts due to transferring my blog over to wordpress but I would hate to lose it all! x

    • Losing it all is really sad as you know you won’t never be able to bring it all back as it was before. But it can be a good reason for a fresh new start! x

  • Congrats on 800! Shame about what happened to your blog, I will be sure to keep reading! Love your blog 🙂 xxx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  • Helen Jane ♥

    A lovely post, I am glad you blog is back up and running as I love it!

    Pink Polka Dot & Popcorn

    • Oh thank you lovely! x

  • Laura

    Oh my goodness, what a disaster! I’m so glad you took it as a challenge and passion rather than giving up – I’d definitely just want to collapse on my bed for a good day or so! Stunning blog though and yay for still being here xx

    • Thank you so much Laura! The first thing I wanted to do was bring it all back as soon as possible 🙂 x

  • Kel

    Wow, what an awful thing to happen! I’m amazed by your positive attitude, well done for not letting it get you down!

  • what a lovely post , its not easy going through rough patches but we always gain from them lovely ! congrats on the 800 followers hun xx

    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

    • I think so, thank you! x

  • So glad you didn’t give up and you are still blogging. I’m sorry to hear that this happened, I would also be so sad if someone deleted by blog. 🙁 Anyways, it’s good to see you are being so positive. 🙂 Best of luck!

    • Thank you Jessica, seeing my blog going was very heartbreaking but I couldn’t give up 🙂 x

  • Eesha U

    Such a motivating post! Really sorry you had to go through all this 🙁 I hope everything gets better 🙂

    Eesha x

  • Vicky

    Congratulations on getting your blog back – god it must have been stressful, I would have just been a crying wreck. To make you feel even better, I know exactly how you feel. For one of my university degree products I had to design an app, and my whole laptop crashed just before the due date losing months and months of work and I had to do it all over again. The upside? I had a fresh perspective on it and I think I created something a lot better when the finished piece came!

    Thanks for sending me your link on the #lbloggers chat last night btw,but I’m already following you teehee 🙂

    Vicky xxx

    Lots of Love, Me.

    • I know, lots of times I said “if I ever would have to restart from scatch again I would have done this better” so I guess this is the chance I “wanted” 🙂 x

  • Great post! It’s so inspiring to see how positive you can be after so much misfortune and how you reframed the situation. It’s also great to see all that you accomplished in a short period of time when you set your mind to it! I would be so devastated if my blog disappeared. It doesn’t help in moving forward to dwell on the negative though. I loved reading your list of positives that you were able to draw from this situation.

    xo Ashley

    • Thank you Ashley! Losing my blog even if only for a day was heartbreaking and it really made me realize how bonded I am to this little space of mine. I’m glad you found this post inspirational 🙂 x

  • Seems you’re taking this in stride. I would’ve thrown a bit of a fit, I confess. Have you considered using the wayback machine to retrieve some of your older content? It may not show images, but it will show most text.

    • Thank you for the tip, will keep it in mind! It’s just a bit of a pain reposting more than 200 posts all together so I still need to understand if it’s worth or not! x

  • Nicole

    I can sympathize with you entirely about losing the blog! It happened to me last year, although it was my own fault, it was devastating. I had my own domain & it tim limit ran out & no one could view my blog & I found out that I couldn’t renew it! I lost four years worth of blogging & 700 followers 🙁 But I have built another one & I am trying to move on but it is sad & hard! Hope you get better soon lovely! I’m glad I stumbled upon your pretty little blog xx

    • Oh why couldn’t you renew your domain? This is such a shame! Thank you for your support lovely! x

  • I’m so sorry you lost your account! I’m glad you got it back though. And this post was so positive, it’s great that you can still look at the positive side of things!

  • I only recently found your blog and I must say what a lovely experience it is to find someone who thinks so positively. What happened to your blog was awful and downright mean but you have created a beautiful space here. I can’t wait to read your future blog posts.