So. Here’s what happened as I understand it. I went over (and by over I mean way over) my storage capacity on my server. After a few days of unsuccessful attempts to get help from GoDaddy, my IT guy Steve was finally able to talk to them Tuesday night. The good news is that there’s nothing fishy happening regarding file creation. The bad news is that we aren’t entirely sure why I have so many files.
I mean, sure, I’ve been at this for a loooooong time. 18 years this week, as a matter of fact. But this massive increase in files only began about two years ago.
Right about the time that I started uploading my photos with the WordPress app. I think (and I understand very little about this and can really only relate my user experience) that there might be an issue with the app and Jetpack and it might have been uploading each photo many, many times. Steve was able to delete some files that he knew were redundant and he and I will be getting together soon to work out what else can be deleted and how I can prevent it from happening again.
In the meantime, I’m just glad to be back as I really missed writing for all of you. I had 2 anxiety dreams related (in weird roundabout ways) to technology which further confirms for me that blogging is very very important.
And that, my friends, is the rest of the story.