Most of you are probably wondering what happened to me and why I haven’t updated this blog for more than a month now. Well, I’ve been busy and preoccupied the past few weeks. I had a lot of personal stuff that I needed to attend to and I also had some sort of “writer’s block” because of the long absence from blogging. I know most of you know what I’m talking about. It’s hard to get back to the “groove” of blogging/writing when you stop doing it for a while. That’s why when you’re a roll, never stop and keep the momentum going.
To be honest with you guys, I also went through a phase where I thought about quitting from blogging. I don’t know but it seemed like I lost interest and sense of purpose in this blog and blogging in general. But because of the encouraging emails and instant messages I received from friends and loyal readers of this blog, I was inspired to go back. I realized that this blog is not just about me but it’s also about you, my readers. I really appreciate all your support inspite of the lack of updates and the month-long hiatus.
Anyways, the first thing I did was to upgrade my WordPress installation to version 2.5.1. Everything went smoothly and installation only took a few minutes. Before I did the upgrade, I got to read my friend Jhay’s post regarding the issues he had upgrading to WordPress 2.5.1. It turns out his blog was compromised and it was what caused the problem. I was alerted and I checked my blog’s database to see if it was also compromised. Fortunately for me there were no phantom users or plugins installed. It’s always a good practice to check your blog thoroughly every now and then just to be sure that everything is okay and secure.
Check out this post from WordPress Philippines that talks about the recent WordPress vulnerability/hack in detail.
Now that I’m back to blogging, I have a lot of catching up to do. I’ve got lots of RSS feeds to read, comments to reply to, blogs to visit and post comments to. I owe several people product/site reviews and I need to finish them. Don’t worry guys I haven’t forgotten about it and I promise to do them in the coming days.
Thanks for your continued support and hope you guys have a nice day!