Things are very different now with Dorothy though and it’s starting to become very tiring, in more sense than one.
You see Dorothy has a reluctance to sleep in her own bed and has taken up residence in our bed and it’s been nearly three and a half years, and it doesn’t look like it’s changing soon.
I wrote about this a long time ago when I wrote sleeping with the Monsters here: https://www.fourseasonsdad.com/2018/12/10/sleeping-with-the-monsters/ I tried my best with sleeping on the floor with Dorothy to keep away the ‘Monsters!’ I confirmed there were no monsters there but unfortunately I found the good ol’ bad back easily enough.
Who doesn’t love the Sea!
One of the joys of having your own blog and getting invited to awesome places is sharing them with friends and this is no different. Our first write up by Pip and Blossom is of one of our favourite days out in Manchester at the Sea Life Centre, Trafford Centre.
I Got Hacked – BAD!
Let me take you back to the start of my blogging world which actually takes you back to my dear wife Rachel’s blog Vintage Folly about 8/9 years ago. Vintage Folly is no more and nearly Corporate Dad, Marvellous Mrs P, my business sites and this glorious blog was about to be lost to hackers determined to re-direct our visitors, corrupt our files, and our blogging hosts didn’t want to know about it.
We were literally considering giving everything up for good. All those years spent building, sharing our thoughts and dreams, lost in an instant, not knowing how and what to do that’ll actually work.
What Did 34SP.com Do?
We met 34SP at BlogOn in 2018 and it was the usual meeting with any hosting provider. Let me show you how it went.
We can sort your website
We’ll get rid off all the malware
We’ll have you up and running very quickly
It won’t cost you anything to transfer and you can get a free trial.
I can’t remember much past that!
They Went and Did What They Said They Were Going to Do!
I’m not being paid to write this but they bloody went and done it. All of it! I had someone called Keith ask me for my server details and he did the rest. On transfer they cleaned all of the websites, it wasn’t a pain in the backside (apart from me not telling them about a subdomain whops!), and it was all done in staged moments throughout the week. Oh without me losing anything!
I’m not joking they saved my sanity, hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of additional costs and most of all the websites are running a dream.
They’re running so fast I can make the website look like I want to. Image driven gorgeousness!
Thank Your 34SP.com
We owe you a lot and I want to say a massive thank you to Liam, Daniel, Alex and of Course Keith. Thank you for BlogOn for inviting them to attend the awesome event the first time and saving my blogging life. Literal blog saving but most of all, keeping the business websites up, working and keeping food on the table.
This was not a paid for article, I bloody love these guys! Please share the article with anyone looking for hosting support and advice.
I’m getting serious P***ED off now!
I understand that creating an online life is interesting to others, and sharing personal events, feelings and thoughts can be read by others when I share it. I get that and that is why I started this and why I hope others enjoy reading my content. But there’s a line and it’s been crossed, many times and I’ve really had enough and it is going to ruin some content.
Let me explain more what this picture on the right means.
Twice my social media accounts have been copied and not only are they using my picture for the social media profile, but this profile above used pictures of me and my daughter to pretend they were an amazing dad. Now just imagine that for a second.
Take away all the personal feeling about someone using my pictures, of me and my daughter. Now think about the reasons why someone would do this? Why would you use a profile of someone elses dad/daughter relationship?
It’s frightening to think about why someone would do this and I’ve got a couple of stories for you that have happened to me over the past year or so. Two seperate women have contacted my wife to say that my profile picture has been used on dating sites to try and con these women out of money. WTF!
Now I’m flattered that they saw my image and felt that it could be used to con women, however these poor ladies that have either been duped or conned makes me really sad.
So what am I going to do?
The first thing I’ve done is to watermark all of my new images and I hate doing it. The pictures weren’t created to be watermarked to send people back to my sites. They were created to create joy, share our event or the feelings that we shared in moments of extreme joy. I’m also seriously going to have to think about the photos I put online in future. I’ve activated a no right click on Corporate Dad blog however, we all know a screenshot can always be taken so it’s no real way of stopping anyone.
So this is something that I’ve been going through at the moment and at one point I got so frustated I considered just stopping. Now bear in mind I’ve got very few followers and views compared to others so I can only image what they are going through and level of copyright and social account cloning..
It suppose it’s one of those crap things that happen when you become an online influencer.
For peace of mind, that account has been reported and taken down completely.