Well, sort of.
Someone hacked my blog several weeks ago. We don’t know who did it, but we do know that all contents have disappeared.
Fortunately, I saved some of my posts elsewhere, and we are working to re-post them. The blog now has additional security features, which will help prevent posts from disappearing again.
In the meantime, I will post new materials along with green events taking place in Arkansas.
I posed a question on the blog Facebook page — ”How long in advance would you like to know about green events in Arkansas?” Many responded a week in advance. I plan to do that for non-recurring events. For recurring events like monthly meetings for clubs and groups, I’ll continue to post on the day of.
We reactivated the Event Calendar, which contains all the green events that I know of in Arkansas. Check it out if you are interested in learning when clubs and groups meet.
The blog used to have a page that contained links to green organizations, farms, and businesses in Arkansas. The page will come back as an Eco-Directory, so stay tuned!
I re-posted some of my recipes, but the Recipe page is far from what it used to be. If you have a recipe that you would like to see again, let me know by leaving a comment.
I would like to thank everyone who reads the blog for being so understanding during this difficult time. I’ve had people offer help and encouragements. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for loving this little blog.
I started the blog in September 2008 as a way to document how I reduce my environmental footprint while living in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. It has since transformed to cover green events in the Natural State.
I believe Arkansas has many resources for green living and sustainable development. That belief fueled me to continue to write the blog. The blog has been and is still a personal project. It has never brought me a penny, but it has provided me with many opportunities — opportunities to meet like-minded people and to learn about exciting projects. No amount of money can substitute for friends and experience that I gained through this blog.
That said, I’ve been thinking about shutting down the blog. As some of you may know, I will start law school in two months. It will be a new experience for me, and I’m not sure if I would have time to write the blog. When the blog was hacked, I gave serious considerations to ending it altogether.
Ultimately, I decided to continue the blog. I believe it plays a small part, but a part nonetheless, in making Arkansas “greenAR” by the day. I’ve had people tell me how much they like my blog, and as long as some people find it enjoyable and useful, I’d like to continue.
I also did not want to lose the blog to a hacking incident. If I were to end the blog, I’d like to end it on my own terms.
So, GreenAR by the Day continues. It may take a while for it to return to its former glory, but I believe it will be better than ever.
Special thanks to Abby Perrine and Jonelle Doughty for their work in restoring the site. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be writing today.
Thank you also to everyone who reads the blog. Your encouragements keep me going!
If you want to see something different on the blog, feel free to leave a comment or contact me by clicking here. I want YOU to enjoy this blog and find it useful.
Lastly, to hackers who hacked my blog — Pick up a shovel and garden instead. Heck, you may even get some tomatoes, and tomatoes are way better than whatever you got from hacking.