What a bad scare the Triond writing community got for a few hours on July 24, 2009.
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So, it’s late morning and I’m surfing the Writinghood and Webupon of the Triond community and clicking on articles of interest to read and leave a comment. I read several articles and leave comments and decide to logout to check on my personal blog to see how many views were sent to my Triond content.
I check the data on my personal blog. I see during the night 10 visitors clicked on the hyperlinks to my Triond content. I post a short piece on my personal blog and log out.
I go back to Triond and try to log into my account. The form comes up saying my login is invalid, to try again. I do try again. I try several times. I make sure that my cap key on my keyboard is not on. Nothing. I notice there are no article headlines, pitures of writers or the websites of the Triond community on Triond’s front page.
I can’t even send a message to the Help Center. As the day goes on and I become more frustrated I keep checking the “problems” page and lo and behold other bloggers are having the same problem. The system tells them the same thing that it told me. Their password doesn’t work and their email is invalid. The system says, there is no record of such an account.
Now I’m really worried. What if Triond can’t get back up? What if all accounts are lost? What if Triond just dissappears?
There would be no way for me to re-write everything. Triond is the only content site I work with. Finally, after four months of writing and making a little money I would be left with nothing. What a waste. I felt depressed.
I decided to do what I always do when I have some money and suffer an emotional set back. Go out and get a six pack of beer. I was in a daze. Was this the end of my online writing career?
I slowly put my keys and wallet in my pocket. I changed my short sleeve jersey to a long sleeve jersey. I sat down and put on my boots and slowly tied the laces. I just sat and stared at the computer screen. I could not believe it. Surely, it was a problem the people at Triond could fix. Surely, all the info wasn’t lost.
Hope would not die. I changed the page and typed in Triond’s URL. Then I noticed something. The pictures, the headlines and the associated websites where back on Triond’s front page. My username and my email worked. I was back in.
Now I could get that six pack of beer and enjoy it and get back to work submitting articles and flash fiction short stories to Triond. Welcome back everyone.
www.writinghood.com/online-writing/money-and-the-writing-of-sexy-short-stories-on-triond/ is one of my popular articles on Triond.