I have made a huge mess. Not even of the crafting making kind. Or the digging up the whole garden kind. It isn't even the decorating the house kind. In fact, it isn't the kind of mess that has been made because of something fun or because there are big changes afoot in a good kind of way.
No. I have messed up my blog big time! Actually, it is my pictures that I have messed up. I was trying to do something - which I will explain in a second, because I have messed that up too! - and I was fiddling around with my pictures and that meant that all of my pictures from my posts got deleted. It seems that it isn't quite as bad as thought - initially I thought that all my pictures were missing, and then that they might not be. Now I am just not sure.
I have put some back already - the last couple of posts, but might have to go all the way back to the very start of my blog. I hope that I have all of the pictures and can work out which ones are which.
As you can imagine, I feel stomach churningly sick. Actually, I feel as though I am going to cry, but I am not going to give a computer the satisfaction of crying over it!
One of the missing pictures is my profile picture - the one of the front of Basildon Park - so I had to make a new picture. In for a penny, in for a pound, I thought I might as well use one of the ones of my that I showed last week! So this is my new picture. Just letting you know, so that you know it is still me! If I can change back I will, but for now, this is who I am!
It is a good job that you all liked this photo last week, you might have to look at it a lot more!
Now, the reason that all of this occurred - and I could do with some help if you can offer it - is that I was trying to make a badge for the Five on Friday posts so that others could link to it.
I managed to make a button that would go in my sidebar and when you clicked on it, you went through to all of my Five on Friday posts. That is all great and all well and good. However, what I need is the code for that so that others can copy the code and insert the button in their blog! That is the bit that I cannot get.
When I was fiddling around trying to work this out, I changed the settings in my Picasa Photos and that is how I ended up losing all my pictures.
So now, I have a lost a load of pictures, the best part of a day trying to make this darned button, and my profile picture! I will also have lost the best part of another day once I have put the pictures back into the blog posts.
If anyone knows how to make the badge, that will link to my Five on Friday posts and to get the bit of code and how to put that beneath the button and you are willing to share that information with me, please please please can you get in touch and let me know how to do it. I would be so grateful. I have tried so many things - button code generators, all sorts of different widgets in different ways - and none of them are working for me.
Thank you for bearing with me. Normal service will resume and I will be back to visit and I will never make this mistake again!