Hello guys!

No, I’m not joking at all. This is an update for all of you wordpress readers as some already know it through my instagram.

So, I deleted all of my website data from server accidentally.

That day my site was taking too long to respond. So as usual I logged into my hosting account to restart the server instance. But instead of stopping the instance, I terminated it which deleted everything.

Losing 256 blog posts in one click shook me. I had no idea what to do & I was panicked. I started thinking about how I have been writing all these posts regularly for more than 2 years.

I didn’t understand what to do or feel.

Did I Get The Posts Back?

Thankfully, yes!!

Everything did get deleted from server, including media, links, etc.

So, how did I get them back? If you don’t know yet, first I had free wordpress blog when I started blogging. And it was feb 2019 when I shifted to self hosted and got everything migrated from old blog to new one.

But I didn’t delete my old blog & that’s the reason why I could get backup for 71 blog posts easily. So these first 70 posts with comments are back on my blog.

What About Rest 185 posts?

As the posts were deleted from server, there’s no way to get a backup for all of them. Few were availble in web archieve but they weren’t enough.

Thanks to wordpress reader which still showed all of my posts till Jan 2019. So, i had to manually copy & paste those posts to myself to get them back.

It was a huge task as the number of posts is too much. I’m so grateful to all of my friends who helped in completing this task so quickly.

They mailed me those posts individually through mails. And it was very lengthy process to do by myself.

Thank you so much guys!!!!

All about Reposting old blog posts

Right now, there are only 71 posts on the blog. Though you might still see the deleted ones in the app, as they are cached. But on actual website they aren’t available.

So, I’ll be reposting all of those remaining posts asap. I’ll start from the ones which were ranking high on Google, otherwise I’ll lose the rankings in no time.

Also, good thing is that many of you will get to read the older articles/poems which were posted before you subscribed.

It’s quite a huge task to re-edit all those posts (From Feb 2019 – Oct 2020) and repost. But I’ve no other choice than this.

What About New Posts?

I was excited to get back to writing again and then I made this mess. Anyway, I’ll post new articles/poems as well.

To identify new posts easily, I’ll put updated tag with date on the reposts.

Or if you have any other ideas, let me know.

Please Backup Your Blog Data

Because you never know.

This shouldn’t happen with anyone. I’m very grateful that I’ve my posts back & also didn’t lose any of the subscribers ( As they are connected with jetpack plugin).

That’s all. I’ll start reposting from tomorrow & it won’t have any weekly schedule. I’ll just publish them asap.

Thank you & have a great day!

See you tomorrow with a repost.

31 thoughts to “Update: I Deleted All Of My Blog Posts

  • Anjali

    Thank you for Sharing information. Very useful information. It’s scary if you can’t recover everything. Now you can repost all the content. Much love. Anjali

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    • positivesideofcoin

      Why I look like this? I posted this comment directly.

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      • Accidental Blogger

        Wait what?? Was the your comment?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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        • positivesideofcoin

          Yes

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          • Accidental Blogger

            You got two different blogs??

          • positivesideofcoin

            No, that’s why I was confused. I have only one blog Positive Side Of The Coin.

          • Accidental Blogger

            WordPress is high these days ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

          • positivesideofcoin

            Hahahaha ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜….

    • Sameera

      That comment has Shreya’s picture with Anjali’s name or is it only me who is seeing like this? ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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      • Accidental Blogger

        Hahaha ! No, everyone can see it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Maybe wordpress went crazy after reading my deleted blog posts story

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        • Shreya Sharma

          Even I don’t understand. How is this/why is this

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          • Accidental Blogger

            Hahahaha! WordPress, what’s going on man๐Ÿคญ

  • Mermaid

    Welcome and we are here for you. Waiting for the re- posts and new posts๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒผ

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much for supporting me through this ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒผ

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  • Simantini

    That you are back again, your old posts will reach the readers again and thatโ€™s excitingโ€ฆ.keen to read the new posts too.๐Ÿค—

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    • Accidental Blogger

      That’s true ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ Positive side of losing all of my blog posts๐Ÿคญ

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  • Zoewiezoe

    Woah!
    That is horrible!
    Amazing how much work you put back into it. I do think you were true to your name then (accidental blogger). YIKES!

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Hahaha, I get that a lot ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m full of accidents

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  • Joana

    Yay!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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    • Joana

      I was shocked when you posted it on Instagram. Glad your back! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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      • Accidental Blogger

        I know right, it was terrible. Glad to be back ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Anisha

    It’s a terrible experience. It’s great that you were able to recover the posts with help from friends. We’ll be glad to read them again.

    I’d suggest you to keep a copy of your content either online or offline. I maintain a card in Trello app for ideas pertaining to the blog. A list in it holds the published posts with my drafts, final copy, images or references if any. I just copy-paste that into WordPress. Maybe, it can save you from any future mishaps. Give it a try if you feel the need.

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Oh wow, that’s great! I had not heard about this app, I need to look into it. Thank you so much for sharing this โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  • Jessica E. Larsen

    Oh my god, the intro of your post made my body turn cold. I’ll cry a river and I don’t think I’ll be fine for a long time if this happen to me. :'( It’s a bit of a good news that you at least recover some of them.

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    • Accidental Blogger

      I was almost into the river of tears ๐Ÿ˜… But thankfully all the kind people calmed me down & helped me get back the posts๐Ÿฅบโค๏ธ

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  • Over Soil

    Beloved Accidental Blogger, you have an insight into how it feels for stroke victims, as they awake to the confusion and loss of some memory. You empathy for those that are going through it is now tangible. The panic. All those memories gathered and then gone. It is hard to start again and for you this did not have to happen. I think this is a blessing to learn such a thing without actually going through it. For now you can be supportive to anyone you meet who is recovering from a stroke with great empathy.

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Wow, this is such a great perspective for the situation I’m in right now. Thank you so much for this comment โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      • Over Soil

        You’re welcome.

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  • Niharika Gursahani

    Damn, that must’ve been hard. I hope everything’s kind of well right now?

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Yes, It was ๐Ÿฅบ
      Yup, it’s kind of well right now ๐Ÿ˜‰

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