Monday, November 12, 2012


Being shut out of my blog site recently threw up  some unexpected feelings.  See here:   

Someone suggested that it must be interesting being a visitor to your own blog site, it giving another perspective on what [I] do and see. 

Well, no, being locked out of my site did not give me another perspective on what I produce and publish on my blog.  I believe it did not do that because I was, and I am, already very familiar  and closely linked with all of it.  It was not like visiting someone else's site, where I would be seeing different perspectives,  reading something new, meeting up with a different writing style, or, mulling over other and possibly new and refreshing ideas.  

Not being able to fully access my blog site was frustrating.  I  was on the outside looking in. The nearest analogy would be, being shut out of my own house.  Something or someone had a power to do that and I was almost powerless to do anything other than look in through the glass window.  It was  very uncomfortable.  My discomfort, doubtlessly prompted my inner drives to resolve it.

I was also prompted to think about the very many displaced and dispossessed people we hear about, as well as those we are not told much about. The majority have fled to find relative safety; recent history  is full of brutal examples of sequestrating people's homes, taking their livelihoods and their lives.  By comparison, my little cyber experience rates as nothing, and yet,  the event itself, raised my emotional awareness of a particular kind of loss.  It was not a comfortable place to be in.  It will be unimaginably uncomfortable for those who are living the full blast of it right now.


Anonymous said...

I can imagine the horror in finding yourself locked out of your own blog, it must feel as if you've suddenly been gagged.

Those who have suffered similar but much worse fates have my deepest sympathy.

ZACL said...

Hi Sean,

Thanks for your comment. Not able to access my platform was a disempowering experience.

Anonymous said...

I can well understand how disempowering and frustrating this experience has been, sensitising you to the lack of control that so many people discover in their lives. Very glad you got it sorted.

Snowbird said...

I completely understand how you feel. I was often locked out of which is why I left it in the end. You do form friendships in cyber space so it's horrid when you become shut of from them. I'm so glad it's sorted now.xxxxx

ZACL said...

Thanks GillyK. Tt is not an experience I want too often. :)

ZACL said...

Hi Plant Pot,

There were a range of difficulties with the other blogsite. I knew you had many frustrations and some lock-outs. Only the incompetent powers that be had answers to that one.

Getting locked out is a very difficult situation to deal with. It makes resolution all the sweeter.


peteswriteplace said...

Something that has happened to me on occasions - losing passwords.