A malicious virus seems to have found my blog. My web hosting page shut down my site to prevent further infection until it could be “cleaned up”. Once again my lack of understanding the internet has hurt my blog. As my blog has gained some steadier traffic so have these computer bots tried to get in the back door. This time they got in. Not to the email lists but my data and blog posts. I spent hours on the phone with ipage and sitelock. I was lucky i had minimal protection that shut down my blog. Now my blog has a firewall protection as well as the site scans and blocks. Certain countries are banned from my site to reduce risks even more. My blogging habit, which I love, is now a monthly and a yearly cost. I may really need to think about ways to monetize my site because what started out as a hobby, now is getting a little costly. I love to write everyday. It’s been more cathartic to me in my own healing then therapy was. That’s why I still paid all these costs. However, I may need to figure out how to make a little extra money. Income is limited today but not forever. Unfortunately, I may have lost readers who searched and found my blog unavailable yesterday. It was unfortunate but hopefully everything will be good from today forward.