After nearly 3 days of inactivity on my part on my blog I am ready to hit the ground running. Wow those last 3 days have been hectic. I woke up Monday morning to find my site acting a little funny. I didn’t think anything of it so I went about the day. Monday night I get home and try to check the site to see some the statistics and how things are going. I get a redirect that takes me to Adfly.
First thoughts are this could get expensive. I have only been blogging 2 weeks if this gets to out of control, I wont be able to afford to drop a lot of money into the site especially since I am not making any money from the site at this point.
Let’s just do a quick analysis – I have been blogging a few years like PDITF – Punch Debt in the Face, he had a post on there the other day that he was Consciously Choosing to Underearn. He made a whopping $13,000 last year from blogging. From my point of view there is just an expense at this point that is GREAT!
$13000 a year divided by the 12 months in a year is $1083.33 a month. All months are created equal in this analysis so we go with the nice round 30 days in the month. So $36.11 a day I make running this site weekends included. I was down 3 days, so I lost out on $108.33 in hard earned cash and worse off you didn’t get any great blog posts by ME.
Sit, relax, I know that was a tough one to swallow but we are back up and running today and everything is hunkey dorey! I decided to fold my cards and contact Sucuri.net to help me out with my malware problem. They started on the site mid day Wednesday and I had an email 30 minutes before midnight telling me that my site was malware clean. That was the best news I had in days.
I could have lost 3 days of blogging income and $89 dollars for the year subscription to Sucuri.net monitoring. Thankfully, I write for you and I am not making anything so I only lost $89. Ahh that makes me feel better!
Lesson learned: Malware is a tough beast to contain and best left up to the professionals. Throw a few bucks at the problem and let the professionals fix it and you will have much greater piece of mind.