I just accidentally erased every single feed on my Google Reader. (200+ blogs.)
Years of finding great writers and POOF! Gone into the black night.
(breathing into a paper sack)
((Would it be poor form to compare Jesus rising from the dead to my Google Reader reincarnation? You know, like a new start? Free from past sins of the fathers?))
(((Going to pray for forgiveness.)))
Do I read your blog? Should I read your blog? What blogs do you love? Suggestions? (Seriously, don’t be shy. This is a desperate call for ASSISTANCE.)
NateMarch 23, 2008 at 7:51 am
Oh man, this gives me chills. Going now to find a way to back up my Google Reader…
NateMarch 23, 2008 at 7:59 am
…and yes, you should read my blog. Though to be completely honest, I can’t think of a single reason why, unless you really like golden retrievers and lots of sacrelige.
Actually that’s a great reason!
Oh, but I DO read your blog! (In fact, you were one of the inaugural adds in my Rebuilding Google Reader 2008.)
barbettiMarch 23, 2008 at 8:06 am
I always add my blog feeds from bloglines to my favorites folder. And then I export that, because oh yes, this has happened to me and I only have 49 remembered blog feeds from my previous 200. But life is remarkably more simple now.
And I don’t know as I’d recommend reading my blog. I’m very neglectful of it; I’m sure the Internet is preparing a criminal neglect case against me.
But Happy Easter anyway!
KathrynMarch 23, 2008 at 9:14 am
Man, that sucks. Can we find a way to blame Ramon?
slynnroMarch 23, 2008 at 8:16 am
I am so dumb that I only started using Reader like 2 months ago! And yet, this is my worst nightmare.
hannah mMarch 23, 2008 at 8:29 am
Holy crap. I have never dreamed up this possibility and I am freaking out…because this is so something that would happen to me. You have my unmitigated empathy, sister!
Take a couple of shots of whatever you need (vodka? tequila? limoncello to be festive?) out of half a plastic easter egg. Maybe that will subdue a bit of the pain. (Re-)collecting your blogs will be like your grown-up easter egg hunt today. Just keep that bottle and 1/2 and easter egg nearby. Happy hunting.
RhiMarch 23, 2008 at 8:30 am
I am breathing in to a paper bag for you – can you share with us how you did this so we can, um, NOT DO IT?
Yes, good point! Okay, obviously, I’m not really SURE how it happened (it was just SO FAST!), but I have all of my feeds categorized into 3 folders. I was attempting discard the multiple folder idea and move all the feeds into one folder, which I did. THEN, I tried to delete the two folders that I no longer wanted (after transferring the feeds into the remaining folder), and when I hit delete, it erased ALL feeds out of ALL the folders. Shit.
DanielleMarch 23, 2008 at 8:42 am
That blows. Really. Blows.
But isn’t it sort of cleansing in a way…
(focusing on the positive)
You should read my blog. You won’t necessarily get anything out of it. But sometimes I’m funny. That’s what the voices in my head tell me anyway.
And- I’ve been getting lots of comments on my hair lately. Which makes me think in my head “Whoorl would be so proud”. (even though you have no idea who I am because I only stalk your blog)
AlicatMarch 23, 2008 at 9:44 am
well, you SHOULD be reading me, but I’m not sure if you do anymore. :) heh. (This is ali formerly of something so clever)
vagueMarch 23, 2008 at 9:45 am
Oh man, I would totally cry if I lost my google feeds! Maybe you’ll wind up finding a bunch of new stuff this way, though.
Here’s what I read, though that list isn’t 100% up to date — I think, sadly, some of those blogs are basically dead. But it’s a pretty good list.
BethMarch 23, 2008 at 8:49 am
Wow, that’s a lotta blogs, woman.
So, while this mishap may appear tragic, perhaps it’s the universe’s way of saying, “Whoorl, winnow down the list.”
As for reading me, I’ve been boring myself lately. I can’t fathom how much I’m boring others. But if I ever get my Stella-esque groove back, there might be something worth reading. (Though I did whip up a post the other day featuring a video clip of Ciaran Hinds looking dashing, talking about “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” [which EVERYONE should see]. So that alone is worth a visit.)
I think I might have been exaggerating on the blog number. I remember taking it down to about 100 a while ago, but then I started adding again. Regardless, I am making a point to keep it around 100 this time. (Maybe. I just love me some funny blogs.)
MeredithMarch 23, 2008 at 8:54 am
Wow, that’s so scary! Well not oooh scary but man, I’d have a lot I would miss out on if I did that myself scary. :-)
180/360March 23, 2008 at 9:01 am
I personally think Easter is the perfect time to spring clean your feeder; declutter, rid yourself of unnecessary blogs, minimalize, then pick up some new feeds for ’08. :)
JenMarch 23, 2008 at 9:18 am
I don’t know if you read my blog, but I read yours, and you do follow me on Twitter, and I think we’re contacts on Flickr, too. So if you haven’t read my blog yet, I guess that’d be the next step in our virtual relationship. :)
(Hoping you find some wormhole back to a day ago when all your feeds were still properly housed in your Google Reader. That sucks!)
AnnaMarch 23, 2008 at 10:05 am
Yikes! That is so scary. Thankfully I have a lot of them backed up on Bloglines. Still…