Guess Who’s Back-ish (Blog Update)

Thank You Again!

As promised I will tell you the whole story of everything that happened with my blog since I left. But before that I want to thank everyone for the amazing and supportive comments I have received so far- it’s taking me a while to reply and follow everyone back but I will get it done reply to everyone and follow all the blogs I used to I swear!


Honestly, everything went fine with moving to self-hosted. I ended up using WPXHosting which I personally think is the best hosting site because it has everything other sites have and one more very important thing- a 24hr chat room. The reason I picked them was actually because of this. When you go self-hosted it’s quite different from what it is like on WP- what I mean by that is you get a lot more features and stuff but you also face new problems and since you can’t talk to the Hapiness Engineers anymore you kind of have to fix everything yourself which is super difficult if like me you know very little about technology. The chat room has been super helpful for me so far although to be fair I have only had two minor issues.

The problem arose however when I connected my self-hosted site to my WP account. Just to remind you guys I left because they wrongfully blocked my WP account and I was not able to like and follow other blogs. When I contacted them they told me going self-hosted would solve the issue.

It did not. I still could not like or follow other blogs and when I talked to them about it they basically told me I would have to create and use another WP account because nothing could be done about the block. So at first I was super pissed and then I thought about it and decided if I was going to have to move to a different account anyway I may as well stay on WP and not be self-hosted because self-hosting is a lot of work and I am way to busy with university to deal with it at the moment.

Now I’m working on moving back but the issue is that since I just moved my domain from WP I have to wait for a certain number of days to move my domain back. Of course no one on WP told me about this so I had moved all my content and followers on this account and then could not move my domain- I still can’t till like the end of February. I thought maybe I’ll just stop using WP till I can move my domain but I missed you guys so much and I wanted to post again so I decided to create this backup site and post here till I can move my domain back. It’s not an ideal situation but it’s the best I can do for now.

I still love the idea of self-hosted though and maybe when I have more time I will try self-hosting again but I feel like now is just not the right time.

On A Side Note

My Twitter account got hacked a while back and I have only been able to log back in a few days ago so if you tried to contact me and I didn’t respond or responded weirdly that is why. I apologise for any inconvenience and please feel free to contact me again via Twitter as the issue has been solved.

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105 responses to “Guess Who’s Back-ish (Blog Update)”

  1. Technology is great until it isn’t. I think you show a wonderful example to me to move to self-hosting. Bravo !- David

    1. Thank you and I would highly recommend self-hosting!

  2. Even After all these issues, I’m glad you’re not holding back on the content till late February.☺️

    1. Thank you- I’m very glad I’m back too!

  3. One day at a time, you’ll get there we are all rooting for you.

    1. Thank you so much I truly appreciate that!

  4. Welcome back Pooja, I always learn from your posts. Thanks or the update.

    1. Thank you so much- I’m so glad you find my posts helpful!

  5. WP is becoming more and more of a problem for its users. What a great business plan, eh?

    1. Agreed. Their customer service stinks, even for premium plans.

    2. Honestly, they are extremely annoying with their rules. Especially the ones that are totally unnecessary. I have seen a lot of bloggers move to different platforms or self-host and I really understand why.

    It’s sooo good to see you!!!!
    Man you are so determined and I admire that. That would have thrown ne over the edge.
    Not sure how you are figuring it all out and the Insta and Twitter etc.
    Sooooo much Screen time!
    See you soon!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much! For a while I was super sad about the situation but I’m glad to be back. Getting hacked was helpful because I didn’t have to deal with Twitter for a while since my account was suspended lol!

      1. You’re soooo welcome!!!! I bet yhou were but here you are and you are a huge presence in our blogging commuity and give so much support and time, we are lucky to have you. Thank goodness for small favors with the Twitter hack. 🤣❤️

        1. Aww that’s so sweet 😊💖💖

          Lol gotta love random hackers 😂😂

          1. Sweetness begets sweetness.. 😘
            oh I had a doozy yesterday… you’re not alone.🤣

  7. RE: “you can’t talk to the Hapiness Engineers anymore you kind of have to fix everything yourself which is super difficult”

    Worst part about WP now. I wish I had used a different company now.

    1. Yeah it’s incredibly insane how unhelpful WP can be especially when I compare it to my current hosting service that resolves my issues in just a few hours and sometimes minutes.

  8. Welcome back, Pooja, and thanks for the update.

    1. Thank you so much!

  9. So happy to see you back. I missed your presence on WP and your amazing blog posts. Looking forward to hear more from you in the days to come. Have a great 2021!

    1. Thank you so much I really missed you too! I hope you have a great 2021 as well!

  10. So glad to have you back! Great that I got to know about these problems with WordPress earlier.Thank you for replying to my email. 🤗Also, Happy New year!

    1. Thank you so much and you are very welcome! Happy New Year!!

      1. Thank you again!😊

  11. Oh my God I missed you so much Pooja❤❤❤❤❤

    1. I’ve missed you too and I can’t wait to catch up with your posts!😊😊💖💖

      1. ❤❤❤❤❤thank you so much❤❤

  12. Happy new year!

  13. Yes, is causing problems now.
    Especially with posting a comment.
    They said they’re doing it for spam protection.
    But even the genuine users are getting affected. It’s an open issue. Hope they’ll do something.
    Anyway, I’m glad you are back. Best Wishes.

    1. Thank you! Yes it’s definitely an issue. A large number of the genuine comments I receive are going into my spam and it’s quite annoying. Hopefully they will fix it soon but to be honest knowing WP it’s unlikely they will fix the issue.

      1. I just reported this issue to them. And they said they’ll examine it. Let’s see, otherwise it’s not a problem for the users only.

  14. Pooja😃😃
    Sooo gooood to see you back 🤗🎉

    1. Thank you so much- can’t wait to catch up on your posts!!

  15. Yay, welcome back!! It’s so good to have you back 😆🤗

    Man, that must’ve been one rollercoaster of a headache. Can’t imagine what you went through.
    How’s university, btw?

    1. Thank you!

      It has just been absolutely insane with WP but it’s almost over I hope. University has been good although quite stressful. How have you been?

      1. You’re welcome!
        Can relate with college. I can’t believe 1 week of Jan just went by so fast!

        1. I know it’s crazy. Has your college started already?

          1. Yeah, it started 2 Mondays ago. To be honest, it barely felt like it was 2021, ’cause everything was so rushed…….seriously can’t believe Year 11’s gonna get over so soon

            1. I know it’s kind of crazy how fast everything is happening- I don’t know what it is but even though we haven’t done much in the last few months I feel like they went super fast.

  16. Welcome Back! I’m glad the move went mostly well, so excited to see your future posts! Maybe do a 2021 Q and A? Great Post!!

    1. Thank you and that’s a great idea I will definitely schedule a Q and A soon!!

  17. Sorry about all the technical issues… welcome back💕💕💕

    1. Thank you and I’m so glad to be back! 😊💖

  18. I’ve been meaning to self host too, I didn’t realize it’s this much of a hassle. Welcome-ish

    1. Thank you! It’s really quite simple but the issue I had was with my WP account not with self-hosting so please don’t let my experience discourage you. It is however very time consuming as you have to do mostly everything yourself since you are technically not hosted by WP anymore.

      1. Oh wow. Thank you for the heads up

        1. You’re absolutely welcome and if you ever need help if you decide to migrate to self-hosting feel free to reach out!

  19. It must have been so frustrating! Glad to have you back here!

    1. It was insanely frustrating but I am super happy to be back!!

  20. sorry to hear about all your behind the scenes problems; hopefully everything will be resolved soon.

    I’ve had good experience with the WP tech support; fingers crossed it stays that way…

    And I love your email address… 🙂

    1. Thanks and I have had both really good experiences and really bad so fingers crossed I get some good ones soon!

      Haha thank you!

  21. Wow, sounds like a crazy time with the self-hosting thing. Didn’t expect migration to be such a troublesome experience. Hope that all goes well for you, and that you help pave the way for others who’re looking to self-host as well!

    1. Thank you and unfortunately the issues stemmed from WP not self-hosting so I would still definitely recommend self-hosting!

  22. I am glad to see you back my fellow Jedi 🙂

    1. Thank you- I am very happy to be back!

  23. That sounds like such a headache, I hope it all works out. I followed on Twitter. 🙂

    1. Thank you for the follow and I hope so too 🙂

  24. Wow. Sounds like a headache and a half.

    1. It really has been insane!

  25. Happy New Year Pooja! Welcome back!

    1. Happy New Year and thank you!!

  26. I’ve been waiting for your comeback :’), glad to see you back!😄

    1. Thank you so much- I’m so happy to be back!!

  27. Welcome 💙

    1. Thank you!

  28. Welcome back ,,

    1. Thank you!

  29. cool my friend good words 👍

    1. Thank you!

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  31. Oddly.. bots and spam are worse now than before.

    1. Great! I look forward to them lol

      1. It could be the same and it’s only worse because I altered tags.

        Getting records despite not doing anything and having no traffic.

        1. Yeah some tags really bring in the bot views.

          1. Well… they don’t view. They just like of comment with a spam … comment.

            Easy to spot. Stock photo image with some make money quick name of free PPE..

            1. Oh I get spam bot views sometimes and it’s super annoying because it messes up my actual stats.

              1. It really does mess a lot up.

                The positive is probably that it’s an internal problem and the larger goal isn’t to stay in the WordPress user pool.


                1. Yes absolutely WP just keeps getting worse and the faster we leave the better!

  32. challenge be yourself to do something you have never done before, even if it’s something small, search for survivor online to read stories how other people have over come their worst fears as ways of motivating yourself before bed. And also write things you are thankful for

    The truth is fear is a personal thing and conquering fear is something that is extremely personal

    Think of your plan of action as a step by step guide and help you in your daily life

    1. Challenging yourself is definitely important. Thanks for the comment!

      1. Your are welcome

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  34. Happy new year! And welcome back Pooja. I missed you really. Btw, I don’t know how I’m not able to follow this site but I’ll try again tomorrow🙂 so don’t worry.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m not sure why that’s happening but please let me know if it keeps happening and I will talk to the Happiness Engineers and try to figure out what the issue is.

      1. I still couldn’t follow you through the WP reader but don’t worry I’m now following your site through email 😊
        But you can check that other bloggers are able to follow you through WP reader or not.

        1. I’m glad you could follow via email! I have gotten some followers so it seems like most people can follow me but I will double check just in case.

  35. Sorry, FitzGerald Press here. I’m having an issue trying to follow your “new” blog. No worries for you, but I’ll keep trying to sort out on my end. In the meantime, keep writing, and thanks for your great blog!

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that and please let me know if you continue having an issue with that and I will contact the Happiness Engineers and figure out what the issue is.

  36. Gahhh such a long time. So glad you’ll be posting in the meantime! ☺️

    1. I know I was so pissed but I was like I need to keep blogging or I will lose it lol!

  37. Sounds like a very hectic situation! Glad it’s all on the mend tho! Look forward to seeing your future posts

    1. Thank you so much- I’m glad it’s on the mend too because I was pretty stressed out for a while.

  38. Must be very frustrating for u!! Im glad u still decided to post this, I had no idea so many users are going through all this hassle!!

    1. Thank you and yes it was incredibly stressful and frustrating!

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  40. Good to hear from you Pooj. I’ve missed you! Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you and I’ve missed your blog too!

  41. You’d disappeared from my timeline and I thought you’d gone elsewhere, now I see you haven’t. Welcome back!

    1. Yeah I was finally able to start posting again. Thank you!

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