Well to put it bluntly I screwed up.
That’s why I switched to this new website. None other than I just screw up. I didn’t protect my domain and another Martin Tiller grabbed it, he’s a realtor in South Carolina.
Another Martin Tiller? I mean really what are the odds?
I guess good enough to lose my site.
In my defense, life was rough at that time.
Coming out of a separation and divorce, becoming a single dad and starting a new job, that’s a lot on one’s plate.
And to make it worse I discovered I had lost my old site when I was at the hospital with my mother. Mom is okay now, but she was in the hospital awhile, and I am always curious when I lost it. It was probably before her trip to the hospital but I’ll never know completely.
I probably couldn’t even tell you where I kept the domain registered. That’s how stupid I am.
But that is neither here nor there.
Here is the lesson.
Protect your stuff. Protect your work. Protect your IP, Intellectual Property.
Because I lost my site, books that have been published since 2013 have the wrong website in them. Yes, going forward it will have this new site. But that is a pain in the butt. Eight years of blog posts, gone, or at the very least will need to be reposted here.
As a writer I want to make myself discoverable, and changing sites just really throws a wrench into those plans.
But I am here and hopefully this will be my mine.
But folks. Protect your sites. Protect and keep your work.
It’s worth it and you’re worth it.