Welcome to the new blog! A couple of years ago, having left my website fairly unattended, I was surprised and horrified to get a note from my host provider saying it looked like my blog had been hacked. This was puzzling – what did she mean it “looked like” I got hacked? Was there some doubt? Had a tasteless infomercial been subtly slipped in amongst my insightful and witty posts?
So I checked, and yes it DID appear as though I’d been hacked – every single word I’d written had been replaced with Chinese characters. Now, I’m not sure what the point of an attack like that is since I sincerely doubt anyone who reads my blog is fluent in Chinese. Also, if the hackers want to sell the usual kind of items one gets spam about (let’s not go there), I don’t think my readers are the right audience.
In any event, I was so disheartened, I took down the blog altogether. But, hope springs eternal, and so I’ve revamped my website, blog included, and I’m going to give this another shot. So welcome!