What a day! What a day! Hacked has never meant much to me except when I get "hacked off". But today I found out through friends and readers of the blog that they could not access the blog.
WHAT? So I tried to check it out, but this site called www.rpcblogrolling.com kept coming up. It had no way to contact them to find out what the heck was going on.
So, after much consternation I went on Google Help where you can send your question to a group of fellow bloggers or someone - heck, I have no idea who they were. But I typed in the question and got three messages back. Two of which were speaking in "computer speak" and I had to keep saying things like, "What does Page Elements mean" and "What is a wizard" or "What is a gadget and where is it?"
I'm sure to computer gurus, I gave them a good laugh. I tried for 1 1/2 hours to resolve the issue and gave up, left the house and didn't think about it.
When I came home I said "Self, you have raised children, you have run a business, you have moved to Mexico - for goodness sake you should be able to figure this out!"
Do you talk to yourself too?
So, I sat down and looked for the things that the responders mentioned. I found it!
It seems that when I used Blogroll to put other blog sites on and then they went out of business that these people at rpcblogrolling.com took over all the sites that had used blogroll.
I'm amazed that I actually fixed it - by myself - with the help of Google Help.
Some other things I discovered was that I have Google Analytics and it showed me where my comments come from; all the comments that were spam; and a few other interesting statistics. Who knew?
Watch out, I might turn out to be a "computer monster". I sure hope though that I never get HACKED again!