Please Accept My Apology

Some of you might have noticed that the last eleven days worth of blog posts/recipes have completely disappeared from Pinch My Salt.  Due to human error at my web hosting provider, the last eleven days of my blog have been completely erased.  I will obviously be switching to a new provider soon, please let me know if you have any recommendations.

My apologies to those of you who entered the knife giveaway contest, I am going to have to start the contest over again because the post and all the comments have disappeared.  So, for the next few hours, I will be working to restore what has been lost.  I have copies of all of the recipes/photos/writing, it’s just a matter of getting them back into the blog.

I’ll keep you posted about the new knife contest deadlines.  Unfortunately, I’m going to have to ask you to leave your comments again once I get the post back up!

Wish me luck!

UPDATE: I’ve restored more than half of the posts and I need to take a break!  Still to come: Persimmon Cookies, Buttermilk Cranberry Scones, Tabbouleh with Persimmons and Almonds, and Sourdough Stuffing with Apples and Bacon.  They will be back up by the end of the night.  Thanks for your patience!

UPDATE #2: I think I have everything restored now.  Please check out the post about the Knife Giveaway and leave a new comment if you would like to enter!

  1. Kathy

    OMG !!! you had about 150 comments on the knife giveaway !! what a bummer ! technical difficulties ? or human error ? (not on your part I know)

    3:51 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  2. Nicole

    Kathy: Over 200 people entered the knife contest as of this morning. It was human error. Someone is going to be fired.

    3:56 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  3. OmegaMom

    Check out Google’s cache. You might be able to get the entire thing back, including those comments.

    How on earth did they lost your posts?! Very odd!

    I’ve been pretty happy with SiteGround. I have a link on my website that would give me a reference if you choose them 😉

    4:04 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  4. OmegaMom

    “Lose”. “Lose”, not “lost”. Oy!

    4:04 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  5. OmegaMom

    Google list is here:*:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7DMUS& – almost all of the entries have a cached page.

    4:08 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  6. Emily

    Wow, that’s awful! I can’t believe your host didn’t have a backup. That’s completely unprofessional. I love Surpass Hosting and have had very good luck with them. They have automatic daily, weekly and monthly backups!

    4:09 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  7. Amber

    That is incredibly terrible! I use GoDaddy for my hosting, have for years, and never had a problem. I can highly recommend them.

    4:25 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  8. Nikki

    Sorry about all of that Nic. Don’t cry. Everything will be just fine. Sorry that everything went kaput. Darn those BlueSmurf people…or whatever they’re called. I’ll make you a drink, OK? How does a margarita sound? Light ice? 🙂

    5:26 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  9. kellypea

    Wow. Bluehost has a pretty good reputation, too. I can’t imagine the feeling, but better do a backup. Ugh. I think I would have ripped my hair out by now over it all. Best wishes to you as you put it all back together…we’ll wait patiently because you’re worth it.

    5:39 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  10. Penny

    Sorry all this happened as I know you have been working so hard. I just wanted to say thanks for always bringing me your leftovers. I just finished my soup and it was wonderful!! Love you lots.

    6:29 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  11. Neva

    I’m so sorry Nicole! No apologies needed on your part. I hope you are able to recover your work! Good luck!

    7:27 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  12. Nicole

    Have you looked into WordPress? They have a lot of design options to choose from.

    8:06 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  13. ross

    1&1 is good I can refer you if interested

    8:37 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
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    9:02 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  15. Leaca

    sorry about your blog. i have been having difficulties as well. people are having troubles commenting. good luck.

    11:26 pm  Nov 18th, 2008
  16. Lore

    So sorry to here about what happened! I know how frustrating this can get and that is why even if my hosting provides me with backups I always make sure I have my own backups as well, you know just in case.
    I use WordPress Database Backup plugin to send all my backups in my inbox. As for a hosting company, we’ve been with Servint for a long while and then switched to LiquidWeb. Never had any problems so I didn’t get to use my backups :). We were happy with Servint but we switched to Liquid Web because they had a better offer for a Windows server so it was simply a financial decision. I must tell you we searched long and hard for a good hosting, we read all sorts of reviews before choosing one and I’m glad we did.

    4:50 am  Nov 19th, 2008
  17. Laura

    That is so horrible! 🙁

    We’ve used LunarPages for about a year and a half now, and have had absolutely no trouble at all with them. I hope you’re able to find a host who maybe doesn’t have a broken give-a-crap.

    5:20 am  Nov 19th, 2008
  18. Rivka

    Oy! Glad you’re backed up and back to normal…hint that the rest of us should climb onboard the backup train….anyway, thanks for restoring so quickly and hope you’re not too frazzled! Looking forward to the knife giveaway 🙂

    8:10 am  Nov 19th, 2008
  19. Carol C.

    I look forward to Christmas dinner of spinach stuffed beef tenderloin. This always is a great hit.

    8:57 am  Nov 19th, 2008
  20. Jill

    What a bummer, so sorry to hear about this and all of the extra work involved to bring everything back up to speed!

    9:30 am  Nov 19th, 2008
  21. Ruby

    I’m glad everything is back to normal, what a nightmare.

    9:40 am  Nov 19th, 2008
  22. Leesa

    Whew…. Glad you got it all back! I know someone who deleted his entire blog by accident and couldn’t get it back…. YIKKESSS!!! He was/is heartbroken and is starting all over again… He had about 3 months worth of posts…

    1:28 pm  Nov 19th, 2008
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