Monday, December 9, 2013

A Reprieve

With some help from my readers, I managed to renew my domain registration. Not to bore you with the details, but there is an amusing bit: the solution involved resetting the password for an account I didn’t know existed from a year-old password reset email I received after first getting my domain.

I always feel bad whenever I blog about blogging. In this case, I was rewarded with several suggestions from readers that added up to a solution. Thanks to the Big Cajun Man, Bet Crooks, Kevin Chmilar, Glenn Cooke, and Neil Jensen for suggestions and offers of help. Thanks also to Tom Bradley, Greg, Tara C, Be*en, Returns Reaper, Trish M., and an anonymous reader for assuring me that I’d be missed. Sorry if I forgot anyone.

Some actual financial content: If I take the number of hours I spent solving this problem, and work out how much I would have been paid for this time at my day job, the resulting sum is the equivalent of 16 months of my blog’s income!

13 comments:

  1. Glad you're staying in business, even if the blog income is low like mine :)

    Mark

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  2. Glad to hear the lights will be staying on!
    And thank goodness you archived that password reset email. It's a timely reminder that I should back up my email to a DVD again.....

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  3. Thank goodness, glad that you will continue to be around.

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  4. Love your blog! Happy you're able to stay on-line! Please, keep up the good work for the benefit of all DIYourselfers!

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  5. Guess logic says you need to stay on the air for at least another 16 months, then? ; )

    (Best personal finance blog on the web, by the way. Count me as one of those who very much enjoys your perspective.)

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  6. Glad you're going to stick around.

    I read all your posts, though I rarely comment.

    -Paul G

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  7. Yeh, well no one said this was going to pay well.

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  8. I went dark long ago. It's not bad. We have cookies.

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    1. @Preet: When it comes to going dark in that way, I prefer my Trinidadian buddy -- he has Johnny Walker Green instead of cookies.

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    2. When do we leave to "visit" ?

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  9. Thanks to all for the words of encouragement.

    Cheers,

    Michael

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  10. Would you ever monetize the hours of happiness derived from blogging? :)

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    1. @Be*en: I have no idea how to put a figure on this, but I definitely enjoy blogging enough that the lack of derived income doesn't concern me much.

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