For the many of you who contacted me wondering why the site went down:
1. Cranium resists coding. Last year I had big problems with the site (security and outdated crap) and couldn’t fix them. Friends, I am simply a dabbling dumbass who got over her head when the site got popular. And unlike pro sites, I don’t have cool nerdy young people to save my day.
Late one night, frustrated and overtired, I thew away the whole website. That’s right: EVERY post, photo, comment, sidebar, everything. One click and it was gone.
At the same time, the email program seemed wacko. So I deleted thousands of Habithacker subscribers.
Crazy? Impulsive? Sure, but it felt good.
2. I got 99 problems and the site is just one. My elderly mom requires caregiving. She lives a thousand miles away, so I fly back and forth each month to help my sis do it.
I barely keep up in my own life, so how can I advise you on yours?
Can you say hypocrite?
Okay, say it softer. You’re hurting my feelings.
And now some words about bringing Habithacker back:
I started Habithacker to keep myself on track. Now I’m going back to basics because I need to. I feel compelled to share…especially for all the die-hards among you who kept at it, wrote me a gazillion emails I never answered (but loved nevertheless), and polished their places even after the site went down.
Lots of research on habit formation has come out, so I will also restructure the program.
Don’t expect too much too soon. I might just be more overwhelmed than you.
You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
But I love it even more when you leave comments! I want and need to hear from you. Jean.
(I took the photo above on a trip to New Orleans.)