Sunday, December 30, 2012

Huge huge mistake

I need to vent and also explain the strange things happening on my blog..... I am so frustrated with computers and technology you wouldn't believe it! In trying to figure out a few things with this google + I have managed to delete every picture on my blog prior to half of 2011 -2008. The posts are there with content, however the creation is GONE! UGH... Not that anyone really looks at past stuff but oh my goodness...
 I deleted these albums that delete stuff in picasa "cloud" and blogger of all places. Not knowing that it would delete from my blog I said sure! So now I am finding that creations are gone, poof.
DH spent sometime researching my problem to come and find out I am not the only one. However some people are a lot madder than me and what does Google and Picassa have to say is Sorry. They can't do anything. DH suggesting going back through to each post and re-adding the cards. That would take forever and not worth it. I am so mad at this point I would rather throw the computer out than deal with it. UGH... Now I see why everyone uses Facebook and not this Google + business and I didn't even want to use Google +. Oh well... such is life I guess.
 So not the best way to finish out the end of the year. Hopefully technology and me will get along better in the New Year!
Thanks for listening. Going to console myself in some football today.  :0)

14 comments:

Marisa said...

Oh Stacy....SO sorry! Technology does suck at times and I wish the "computer geeks" would take more time to think through what an average person would do and put in some safeguards. I saw a post by someone who said they hated Google + so I have stayed away from it. Maybe if you just add 5 pics a day you could revamp things over time. Huge ((HUGS)) to you!

Sue from Oregon said...

Probably too late but go back in to each post as if you were editing them and hit control z. It worked for me on several posts. My techie son taught me that. 'Bumhuggies' as we say in our family when something goes wrong! Just a silly made up word for frustration!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh, how terrible Stacy! I would be mad, too. I can just feel how your heart sank down into the pit of your stomach when you realized what happened. I hope it helped to vent and watch some football. Hugs!

Tracy said...

So sorry to hear what's happened Stacy, it's so maddening isn't it. I hope Sue's suggestion works.
All the best for 2013
Happy crafting
Tracy x

April said...

So sorry! Thanks for the warning! I will not use Google + !!!! I can't believe that they won't give you some help! I just love your little House Mouse card below. Great job!

April said...

So sorry! Thanks for the warning! I will not use Google + !!!! I can't believe that they won't give you some help! I just love your little House Mouse card below. Great job!

Ardyth said...

Oh no! I hate that feeling and I hate that you are feeling it! I hope you find a solution and if you don't, just keep looking forward - can't wait to see what you come up with in 2013! Happy New Year!

Heather Jensen said...

Yes, FB is a lot easier than Google + to figure out. Sorry you are so frustrated. The good thing is that you DO have them all backed up just in case you need them. :)

Hugs~

JD said...

I did the same thing, I deleted some things out of the album, and it deleted things I didn't want to delete on my blog. I am not computer literate at all, so it's amazing I still have a blog, and by now (4 years later) didn't somehow delete the whole thing. (who knows, that could happen too with me)
I get frustrated that blogger doesn't give a lot of help...with how to do things...but then I remind myself that it's FREE, so I guess I can't complain too much about something that is free.

Hope things go better for you. Happy New Year to you.

Kathy Jones said...

Oh Honey, you poor thing!!! I did something similar a long time ago by deleting in Picasa - but not nearly as many and I was able to recover them from my 'card folder' on my computer. I'm so sorry you had to experience this! :(

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh no! This is not the way to end one year and start a new one. Thanks for the warning as I will definitely stay away from Google + Sure hope there ends up being a way for you to recover your info as some point.

dpkennedy said...

Oh no Stacy! Your poor thing! I would be crying! I feel your frustration...really. That's terrible that they don't have a recovery. I haven't figured out this Google+ thing and now I'm nervous. Technology really does suck sometimes. Chin up, it will get better :)

Silke Ledlow said...

BIG HUGS to you...I'm so sorry you had to finish 2012 like that, but here is to a better and happier 2013...hugs ~S~

Betty said...

Love your blog Stacey but can relate with you on the problems I am a great-grnadmother and just started making cards and wanted to do some of the challenge's so started a blog and don't alway know how to do things
Hope you can get it fixed.