I have no idea how this happened, but in the past day, at least 57 posts have been inexplicably deleted from this blog. Most of the articles were from the past two months, some throughout the past year. Either way, this is a huge, disheartening blow that has me crushed.
I don’t run this site for a profit. I write about movies because I love doing it. I take this blog seriously and I put a lot of time into it. I don’t know if this hacking was random, calculated, or a complete screw up on Google’s part. (Interesting, though, that WordPress appears to be suffering a universal breach at this very moment.)
(Also interesting that most of my deleted posts were ones I linked to Letterboxd yesterday, all of which I’ve since removed from that site. But perhaps I’m reaching…)
There are workarounds. For one: password = changed. Blogger saves every image you upload via Picasa, whether or not that image is currently been displayed on your blog. So that’s hopeful. I have word documents for some of the posts, but not many. But all of your comments (every one of which I truly cherish), the flow of the blog (which I actively try to maintain), and much more – all gone. So, basically, a tough day.
When it sunk in that a lot of my shit was gone, I was tempted to take a break from blogging for a while. Fuck that. Instead, this is a heads up that I’m going to be resposting some recent articles over the next week or so. If you want to recomment, it would mean the world to me. If not, I completely understand. Either way, thanks to everyone who lent a kind word on Twitter earlier today, it meant a lot. Just a hell of a thing, you know?