Me over the past few weeks: *insert numerous expletives*
Also me: I’m still here.
If you’ve stopped by EauMG recently, you probably received a weird message instead of my usual frivolous fragrant content. For those that don’t follow my ramblings on social media, here’s a quick overview: the server that EauMG was on was hacked. This caused my host to ban the site for violating terms and services, blah, blah. It has taken me weeks to get my content back, migrate everything, get a new host and basically take this thing to the carwash to clean all the bird droppings off of it. Blogging is so much fun *eye roll*.
As you can tell, the site needs some major detailing. After all of this, I’m just happy to have it up and running again! (This entire ordeal really tested my patience). I was actually planning on a “relaunch” in June with a new look and everything once school wrapped up. Things have been majorly stale. Now I’m being forced to relaunch, which is a positive, I guess. I just wish all of this did not happen during finals. It’s not like there’s ever a good time to be hacked, but it did come at an awful time. Oh, and during my 9th year of blogging anniversary! Yay!
Anyway, I really missed you guys. Other than learning a lot about what hacking does to sites and how to recover, I have learned other important lessons. With everything going on over the past few years, I’ve flirted with the idea of retiring EauMG. It often feels like there is more put into it than what comes out. It’s time consuming and I thought there could be something more productive to do with my time. But, I realize I do this because I want to do it. I always said that once I didn’t feel like it anymore, I won’t blog anymore. That simple. But, without the site up, I missed talking about perfumes and things that I genuinely like. It’s nice to take a break from the world, from my life (gah, so sick of biostats right now) and from my boring routines and talk about pretty things. It’s not a job; it’s a hobby. It’s a weird hobby but I still really enjoy discussing smells. It does take a lot of time (which does make it feel like a job at times). Yet, I don’t mind. Perfumes and blogging are a great distraction.
Thank you for reading. I’ve been feeling real emo lately (birthdays, Mother’s Day, finals) which is usually sort of counterproductive but not now. All my old friends, new friends and (hopefully) future friends, thanks for stopping by and making my crazy daily life a brighter place. Thanks for sharing this weird hobby with me. Thanks for making EauMG a wothwhile place to hang out.