Some of you already got to know my old blog last year. I had put together a blog in German and Spanish, where I reported about my experiences in Argentina (now summed up here). It was a very nice way to stay in touch with my family and friends in Germany. But also, the people in Argentina liked to read what I experienced over there. I posted many photos and reports of excursions in my old blog. In the end, however, this website suffered a hacking attack.
Writing in two languages
Over time it became very time consuming for me to write in German and Spanish. In addition, I travelled so much and experienced so much that I often couldn’t keep up with writing. That’s why the frequency of my publications had decreased.
A few months ago, a hacker gained access to my webspace and deposited harmful files on it. I’ve had a website for many years and something like this had never happened to me before. That’s why I didn’t create backups of my files. And since my WordPress system consists of several thousand files, I couldn’t differentiate which files were added by the hacker. Because of this hacking attack, my provider blocked the access to my site.
New Website after the hacking attack
So I had to take my old blog completely off the net. But I don’t think that this is so tragic. Because I am just starting a new chapter in my life and it fits to have a new website for it. So if you’re wondering where my old blog has gone – that’s the explanation! And what did I learn from the hacking attack? I now create my 16-digit passwords with a password generator and organize the many passwords with a manager software.
I like the new site better anyway and I have learned from my mistakes. I will regularly make a backup of the whole webspace. And yes: from now on everything is completely in English. On the one hand, because it saves me a lot of work. On the other hand, because I can reach people who speak neither German nor Spanish.
Here you have the old and the new blog design for comparison: