Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It finally hit me today

I thank all of you who stopped by to leave encouraging comments here. And all those who have linked, following and subscribed to this blog.

It made me feel loved, wanted and also the thought that I am not alone. I am yet to make rounds to all your blogs. I will do that soon.

I started this new blog and retrieved many of my reviews. However, today I feel lost, depressed and totally down. You can call it delayed shock. I realised I lost my page ranking, ratings and linkings. It had taken me three years to build that. How do I get this blog at par? It seems like an impossible task.

Today, finally I wallow in self pity. Yes, I will come out of it. I always do. But I need time.

19 comments:

Missy said...

I understand.
"This too, shall pass.."

:) Missy

bermudaonion said...

I would have been wallowing way before now.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

It is a pretty devastating thing to happen. But it is amazing you were able to recover as much as you did. When my blog was spammed, all entries were even removed from The Way Back Machine. Did you check there by the way? http://www.archive.org/index.php

I know just how you feel, and I was wallowing plenty!

Carrie K. said...

I'm really sorry you're having to do this! Maybe focusing on some of your favorite things will help - I tagged you: http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/05/05/favorite-things/

(Hugs)

TexasRed said...

I can only imagine. Let us know what we can do to help build up your blog's reputation again.

The Book Resort said...

Oh, LQQk @ this:
http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/05/sunshine-on-my-face.html

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

It's ok to grieve for losing so much. I've only been blogging for about a year and if I lost all of it I'd have wallowed long before this (like bermudaonion said). So, grieve for the loss, and then keep doing as you're doing. So sorry about your blog!

Kim

thatsthebook said...

It has to be rough losing something you've spent so much time on. It'll take time to get things back to the way they were. All the best as you get things back to normal.

Trish said...

Wallow away. I'm sorry for your loss. I don't even know how to back up my posts but now I'm beginning to worry that I should figure it out!

Good for you for getting back so quickly. Even if you do have a little bit of self-pity (much deserved!) I admire that you're getting back to good.

violetcrush said...

I feel your pain Gautami, it's almost impossible to imagine what it must feel like to have so much of your work vanish. But I still think that eventually the support will respond and you'll get your blog back. I honesty feel really hopeful.

You have made a lot of friends here and even though your blog has a new name, your friends and well wishers are the same. Hope you feel better soon.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

That's terrible! You put so much of your heart and soul into your blog! I can only imagine how you feel.

However, I have only just found your blog and have become a follower. So you've found some new people too!

Good luck and I look forward to reading your book reviews.

Jodie said...

Poor you, that's pretty bad! But you seem to be doing a good job rebuilding so don't give up hope - we're all cheering you on.

Anna said...

I'd be wallowing, too, but you'll get past this rough patch. I just subscribed and followed. ((HUGS))

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

S. Krishna said...

I think I'd be wallowing for the rest of my life if that happened. We are here for you though!

Beth F said...

You can wallow! But we're here and you'll build up your standing again. You will!!!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

You can't deny what you're feeling - and feeling a big loss after this is natural!

We'll keep spreading the word about your new blog :)

stacybuckeye said...

I can't even imagine how terrible I would feel. You deserve a day to wallow! You may not have rankings, but you do have 3 years worth of friends, so that is a bright spot :)

Melissa said...

I really can't even imagine what this must be like for you, but I'm really glad you're sticking with it! How great that you've been able to retrieve old posts, too!

Good luck as you build this blog, we're all here supporting you!

Teddy Rose said...

I can understand where your coming from. It's akay to wollow for a short time but don't let yourself for to long. I have a history of depression and I don't want you to go there.

All your friends and readers are still here. We will find you and follow you where every you go.

Hugs!

I just wish Blogger would give you some support! Shame on them!