Then you should have been here last night, as I was contemplating going to bed and just checking Twitter before doing so.
When I saw a tweet from Kathryn.
@gigirambles Sweetie! It's not spam...it's Google Chrome. WTF??
along with this picture
I almost immediately began to hyperventilate. What was going on? How could this be happening? HOW IS GIGI'S RAMBLINGS HOSTING MALWARE??????
This was completely unacceptable! Impossible.
Of course, I jumped online and, with the help of Kathryn, began researching what could have happened and how to fix it ASAP!
Did you know that Blogger/Google has "Webmaster tools?" I didn't. I'm still not sure how they work or what all they do.....all I know is that I was inundated with information that was next to impossible to decipher - especially since my cold medicine had begun to kick in about an hour into it (yes, the cold is still hanging on somehow....).
I finally had to admit defeat and head to bed - praying the whole time that I would wake up and all would be well - that it had been some kind of horrible nightmare.
It wasn't. I woke up and spent far more than my usual, alloted thirty minutes of computer and coffee time before work trying to fix it. In a last ditch effort, I dumped my beloved template. I had remembered reading something last night that mentioned the site that hosts my template. And miracle of miracles - that fixed it.
Apparently, the site that hosts the template was hacked. Who would have thought?
So that, my friends, is the long winded explanation of why things look a bit different - and will probably continue to evolve as I try to find something else to my liking. If you happen to notice something is missing please let me know as the switch was just a quick one - so I don't know if I caught everything I needed to catch before switching.
A very special thank you to Kathryn for alerting me to the problem and going to such lengths to help me try and fix it. This is why I love blog-land!
And once again, I have to question why people feel such a need to do bad things - like stealing credit card numbers and hacking into websites. If you are going to put that much effort into something - do something legal and worthwhile; because seriously? There IS a special place in hell for people who put others through so much torture. Especially when all they want to do is go to bed - or get up and enjoy their coffee.