Up yours Alanis Morisette

In 1995 Alanis Morisette went on and on about things that aren’t ironic being very much so. 

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In 1995 Alanis Morisette went on and on about things that aren’t ironic being very much so.  All that nonsense about rain on your wedding day and a free ride when you’ve already paid.  That’s not ironic, it’s just poor weather – something she could quite well have foreseen by checking a weather forecast and bad timing.  I actually don’t think the woman has a clue what irony actually is.

I will tell you what irony is though shall I.  Irony is when you write a post about backing up and then install a WordPress widget as part of the process and that widget causes a major issue with your WordPress site which in due course necessitates the use of that back up to fix the issues the back up process caused.

It even caused my blog to lose the ability to have people follow it which the WordPress folk explained was should have been expected when installing a widget or downloading a non WordPress theme on my plan and they also very kindly acknowledged that yes, they probably ought to point this out.  Good of them I thought.

5 days later, a reset of my site to the 9th of April and an ongoing hassle with trying to get things back to normal and hopefully I will soon be able to get back to some writing again.  Lessons learned I guess…Not really sure what they are yet though maybe Alanis has a song about it.

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

29 thoughts on “Up yours Alanis Morisette”

  1. Yikes! What plan are you on? I’ll have to remember to not install non-WordPress widgets. The way I “backup” my posts is to periodically create an export file that I save on my computer’s hard drive. No widgets required.

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  2. I was kind of on strike lol. Plus I knew theyd delete any post after 9th of April so wasnt posting and was instead looking at ideas for a book instead 🙂

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  3. They said it could have been a non WP theme I downloaded too. Dodnt even install it. Im unnecessarily on the business plan and will likely revert back to the premium. Seems with the business one so many things can make you lose so much of the WP functionality

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  4. indeed. One of the reasons I started blogging was because I have a chap who works for me and his beastly soon to be ex insists shes a writer and people who self publish arent. It was the first time I had heard of the phrase vanity publishing. I therefore said to him I was going to start a blog and publish a book and dedicate it to her all just to spite her. Seems a bit much I realise but…well screw her!

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