Did I lose other followers?

I received the following from Brian today:

From owningitlog on About Nan Mykel

Was your site hit by the recent hack, you disappeared from my Reader. I had to re-follow you. Please make a back up of all your posts, they are to valuable to be messed with.

Thanks, I’ll ask folks. -Nan
In reply to Nan Mykel.Suddenly I wasn’t following you. I may have accidentally clicked off “follow”. You are back in my feed now!
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In reply to owningitlog.Great!
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About Nan Mykel

I used to think I would be a child prodigy, but then I got old. Formerly I had fantasies of rubbing elbows with cultural and academic leaders but that did not come to pass because I did not become a cultural or academic leader or any other kind of leader, for that matter. I am not even an "Alpha Dog," a term learned from a friend who had to become "Alpha Dog" in order to influence her own pet. (When gazes lock, she never looks away.) For years I expected to become a published author, but in passing I could not avoid the fact that I had little to contribute to the world's bulging dumpsters. I'm embarrassed to report that I also considered my primary process artistic productions powerful, rather than mildly neurotic. Which is not to say that I disrespect myself, only that I am beginning to doubt my potential for making a mark on the world. If I focus on strict self discipline I may be able to keep my garbage removed on a weekly basis, to keep the kitty box changed, the clothes cleaned, the dog watered, fed and walked, but that just catches me up to the starting mark again. When writing I physically grapple with words, wrestling them from their indifference into attempted chunks of awareness. I sit heavily on my chair; I breathe in artificially cooled air; my ear drums note the tap tap of the keyboard and the steady uninterrupted sound of the air conditioner, What is that sound? The roar of the ocean from 30 yards away...Inside, my thoughts are are balls in an electronic game machine, bouncing hither and yon from lever to lever. I am a little grim and intent until I recall a dream related by a black man in the prison where I once worked. He said that when he was a small boy, back home, he dreamed he was standing on his front porch pissing, and that he suddenly found himself pissing stars...
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  1. lynn__ says:

    You may have lost followers because I thought I followed you earlier but was surprised to see I was not (signed up again).


  2. Brian gave good advice. I don’t do it myself, although I do work things in Microsoft Word first prior to posting a blog. I don’t know how other people work. I emailed you Nan with steps on how to check your followers and who you are following. I doubt you’ve been hacked, am going to your site now to see if one can see anything strange even though I don’t know what to look for. In your address bar it does say ‘secure’ with the green lock in front and it is a https:// address. If it only said http you may have had trouble. Also my McAfee site adviser reckons everything is cool. As I said in the email, it has happened to other bloggers where I was told I disappeared from their Readers. People simply would have to re-follow. I think it’s a WordPress glitch. Not sure how it can happen.


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