Hiatus & WordPress 2.5.1



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!


Owner and editor of JaypeeOnline. Self-proclaimed geek. New media writer and consultant. WordPress advocate. Loves blogging, gadgets, video games and sports. You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

18 Comments

  1. JP Habaradas

    May 19, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    @trench – Thanks man! Yeah, I read your post about your upcoming vacation. Hope you guys have a fun and safe trip. :D

  2. trench

    May 19, 2008 at 12:56 AM

    Good to see your return! I’ll be on a hiatus in about two weeks for vacation. dont expect alot of posts from me in June! haha…. Again, welcome back! :mrgreen:

    trench’s last blog post..The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince Caspian (Theaters)

  3. JP Habaradas

    May 18, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    @Anything Pinoy – I’m assuming you skipped 2.5 and upgraded to 2.5.1 right? Yes it is definitely different from previous versions. I also like it because it’s more organized and makes it more convenient to access other sections of the WordPress dashboard.

  4. Anything Pinoy

    May 18, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Im currently using the 2.5.1 version and i must say it looks very different from the older version… I like it

    Anything Pinoy’s last blog post..Ramiele Malubay : American Idol Finalist

  5. JP Habaradas

    May 15, 2008 at 9:10 PM

    @deuts – Yeah, nevermind the details! Hehe thanks man! Happy blogging and have a good weekend! :)

  6. deuts

    May 15, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Hey, good to hear from you after all these “days”. Nevermind the details, at least you’re back! :D

    deuts’s last blog post..Filipino Auditors in Inquirer News

  7. JP Habaradas

    May 15, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    @ChiQ – Thank you! I guess you can say that coz during the time I was away, I was able to think about my priorities and appreciate all the things my blog has given me and realize that it’s not only about me posting but also bout you guys, my readers. :)

  8. ChiQ Montes

    May 15, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Hello jaypee! Welcome Back! :grin:
    Maybe your hiatus is a good thing.. as I am pretty sure
    U’re back to conquer the blogosphere again.

  9. JP Habaradas

    May 15, 2008 at 5:50 AM

    @AJ – Thanks! It’s good to know that people actually miss me when I’m away or not updating my blog. Maybe I should do this once in a while. Just kidding hehe

    Btw, although it is my job I don’t feel like this is work because I enjoy doing it and you guys inspire me and help me out with your continued support. :D

  10. egghub

    May 15, 2008 at 5:47 AM

    Way to go JP.

    People missed you here. So, get back to work (blogging)! hehe.. :)

  11. JP Habaradas

    May 14, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    @Riz – I’m glad to know that you’re one of my loyal readers. Thank you so much for those kind and encouraging words! It means a lot and it’s what keeps me going (blogging). Have a good weekend! :)

  12. Riz

    May 14, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Hey JP! I dont comment that much but I read your posts through my feed reader all the time. I say, the blogosphere needs more bloggers like you. Keep blogging! :)

    Riz’s last blog post..?Dewey? Update May Simply Be An Improved Detection of Bad Linking

  13. JP Habaradas

    May 14, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    @rhoen – Yes, I’m back and like I said earlier, it feels great! Hibernation? That’s a good way to call my month long hiatus. Hehe thanks kuya! I can see that you have more updates than me now. :D

  14. rhoen

    May 14, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    great! you’re back! I was wondering why the long hibernation…. anyways, glad to know you’re back.

  15. JP Habaradas

    May 14, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    @Aldrin – Thanks man! Really? And what were you guys talkin about me? :D

    How was the Eee PC 900 press launch? I wish I had the time and opportunity to attend product launches like that. :)

  16. JP Habaradas

    May 14, 2008 at 7:25 AM

    @jhay – It feels good to be back. Thanks dude! :D

  17. jhay

    May 14, 2008 at 7:22 AM

    Good to have you back to blogging dude. :D

    jhay’s last blog post..Globe will sell iPhone in the Philippines: Mixed reactions

  18. Aldrin Cantos

    May 14, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    ye man. welcome back.

    me and jhay actually talked about you during the Eee PC 900 press launch.

    Aldrin Cantos’s last blog post..3K RazorBook will have GTK Linux OS 2.4

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