Friday, March 29, 2013

Quick Update (from Riley)

Hi All,

This is Riley here. Julia was SO sweet and offered to let me borrow her blog ;) As you may have noticed, my blog (if you read http://vanilla--extract.blogspot.com) is on private. Long story short, my fiancé accidentally forwarded one of my emails from my vanilla extract account to his father. Luckily, it was vanilla in content, so he may or may not have checked up on it. But, I'm not leaving anything to chance, so, I ended up locking the blog just over a week ago, only I have access at the moment. I am just so afraid of his father seeing it (could you imagine!!) and of course I didn't have time to put up a post telling everyone I was about to go private (that would defeat the purpose...). I just wanted everyone to know so that nobody thought I put it on private and neglected to invite them.

Anyway, I will be putting it back on public in a little while, I figure if his father is to pursue it, he'd do it within a week or two? That's my hope anyway.

Thanks again to Julia for letting me post on her blog to let everyone know. Hmm, has anyone else had any really close calls with vanilla family or friends? If you have, please do share!

Also, Happy Easter weekend to everyone who may be celebrating!

Best,
Riley

18 comments:

  1. Hiya, glad to know you're ok. will be waiting for your blog to come back. ..

    or you could just change and relocate to a new address??

    be safe. and TAKE YOUR TIME.

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    1. Thanks Fondles! I have thought about relocating, I'm just attached to where re I'm at now, but it may be the best solution. Hope you're doing well! :)

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  2. Oh Riley
    Hi I'm glad you posted this, I was wondering what's happened. I'm sorry you had to pull your blog, hope it works out soon x

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    1. Thanks, Missy! :) I hope to have it back soon too, I think I might give it a few more days though, just to be super safe.

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  3. That's crazy, what a close call. So far nothing like that has happened on our end. Hope everything else is going well.

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    1. Seriously! Way too close for comfort ;) Glad to hear you haven't had to deal with anything like that yet. Hope you're well, db!

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  4. My 80+ year-old father's yahoo email account got hacked and hijacked a couple of years ago and used to send VIAGRA ads to many of his family and friends. Including his teenage granddaughter. Fortunately my family has a pretty twisted sense of humor anyway but needless to say, he was NOT happy!

    It wouldn't have helped my father but personally I think that both the "forward" and the "reply all" features need to have a built in "Are you SURE you want to do this?" pop-up box that you have to say yes to, to be able to actually send. I mean, REALLY, how hard would it be for the *email powers that be* to add that anyway?

    Good luck!

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    1. Oh gosh, that's quite a story! Well, I'm glad it turned out okay but still! lol. And for forward and reply all need an "are you sure" button!!

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  5. Hi Julia, thank you for letting Riley borrow your blog to let us know.

    Great to hear from you Riley. Thanks for the update, I can certainly understand your concern! As Fondles said, don't rush putting the blog back up. You have to make sure you are safe ... although I am missing you lots and looking forward to seeing you back :)

    Happy Easter to you both. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs,
    Roz

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    1. Aww missing you all too! I've been reading, just not posting. I guess I'm more of a lurker at the moment ;) Happy Easter to you as well, I hope you had a good one!

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  6. Thank you Julia :)
    Thanks for the update Riley.
    I was just having a conversation with a fellow blogger about how many people have been going private in our community recently and of course your name came up! Glad to know everything is alright :)
    - MrBBSpanker

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    1. I know a few do it in fear that a real-life acquaintance may find them. It's a tricky thing, huh! And of course I'm always paranoid that people will put two and two together and figure out who I am, so this little email forwarding situation really made me nervous. I felt badly I couldn't tell everyone ahead of time, but if I'd left it up long enough to do that, then it could have been found. Ahhh well! Anyway, hope you're good, MrBB.

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  7. I was happy to help! And this way, Riley, you can do guest posts! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Julia. You are the best!! :)

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  8. Thanks Riley! I had a scare similar to this and took mine down for a while. Glad you are okay.

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    1. Oh gosh, I hope it worked out for you! It is scary stuff.

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  9. Aw yay, thanks Julia for giving Riley a place to post! Riley, that situation is certainly scary! Probably the best to just leave it private for a bit, but I have to admit i'm anxious for you to open it up and start posting again. :)

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    1. Thanks Kenzie, I hope to open it soon! I thought I would have already but I'm still feeling worried for some reason.

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