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!

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18 Comments

  1. 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:

  2. @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.

  3. @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. :)

  4. @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

  5. @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! :)

  6. 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! :)

  7. @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

  8. @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. :)

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