Okay, so lesson learned.
You’ve not heard from me in awhile unless you follow me on ParkerTownsend.com. Here’s what happened…
Illness Adaptation was self-hosted my self-hosted blog for 1 year, after deciding not to purchase the domain for another year, this blog reverted back to WordPress.com hosting.
What does that mean for us? During the revert back to WordPress.com hosting I had forgotten the username and password, I tried many passwords, usernames, and WordPress help variations to get my account back. With no access to IllnessAdaptation, I was not able to post to you guys and girls in over 6 months.
Terrible, I know…
The only upside was that I could still read this blog as a reader only, which let me see the ‘likes’ and the comments from you who had commented previously and did not require moderation from me.
Here’s what I learned:
- Keep ALL account information, passwords, usernames, etc. Even if you don’t think you’ll need them in the future… Chances are, you will.
- Use Password Assistants on Chrome and IE Browsers.
For Chrome– Open your Chrome browser and from the top right Chrome menu button, select Settings. Alternatively, you can simply type chrome://settings in the address bar and hit Enter. Scroll down and click on Show advanced settings. Now scroll down to the Passwords and forms section and click on the Manage passwords link.
For Internet Explorer– In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button, and then select Internet options.
On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings.
Select the User names and passwords on forms check box, and then select OK.
If You’re building a Site Now There’s Google Smart-Lock
This is pretty sweet and backed with enough security and non-sensitive information that won’t scare me into NOT using it.
Google Smart-Lock helps remember all usernames and passwords by saving them into cloud-based Google and can be set to automatically enter the information when asked for by your login screens.
Look It Up!
My saving grace finally came today when trying to log on to this blog under an older username and the username for this blog popped up, I was able to click ‘forgot password’ and I realized it was sent to an older email account that I had nearly forgotten about. This was actually an email that I meant to delete awhile back but never got around to scrapping it. Good thing too, that would leave me with no access to request a password for this account…
I made previous attempts but they were always to the incorrect emails. WordPress help could not help me since I did not have the proper activation code, received when I created the blog, and this came only in the forgotten email account. If you’re thinking of deleting old, forgotten accounts, you should have a damn good reason and know without a doubt you’ll never need that account again, for anything.
Old forgotten accounts can be linked to user and password information from other forgotten accounts that you need to recover in the future.
Now that I’m back on IllnessAdaptation, I’m hoping to reconnect with you as summer fades to fall. How have you been in your life since the absence?
I can think of a lesson here, and that is, Never Quit, Never Give Up, here’s a great read for those who want to accomplish goals never before met.
Glad to reconnect with you and please, let me know how things are, can’t wait to share the new book that is in the works on my NEW Author Page. You can check out my author page by Going Here…