That was me, yesterday morning…..

I had decided to update my LFAWW blog and post an article regarding the availability of Letters From A Whoremonger’s Wife on Nook, Kindle, Amazon, Createspace and Imagine Art Studio in Rome, Georgia. Earlier that morning I had been in contact with WordPress…(a few weeks prior I had decided not to blog on that domain any longer, so I allowed the registration to expire). I learned my domain name was still available, paid the fee and renewed the registration. Then I typed in my URL and hit Enter.

That’s when I noticed something was different about my blog page….but I was distracted with the business call I was on…not really paying close attention to the black box and red lettered words on the screen before me. My first thought was, “WordPress must have placed this warning because the word whoremonger is in the title of my blog. Hmmm, they’ve never done that before”. The word Adult stood out prominently. So did the number 18. The word Enter glared back at me. So I did. Something was wrong, definitely wrong. It wasn’t my blog site at all. Oh no. There were raunchy photos of…well, people. I quickly closed the site, thinking I had typed in the wrong address. I tried again. The same black and red box appeared on my screen. This time I paid closer attention to the warning and I didn’t click the Enter Button. I went to a different browser, thinking…I don’t know what I was thinking. I was bumfuzzled. The same thing happened on the second browser. So I contacted WordPress and spent the next several hours in email dialogue with them. Eventually, I learned that while I was registering my domain name, a sleazy jerk in the Ukraine (my description, not WP) was also registering the dot com name. And according to WordPress, he was, “just quicker on the draw” than me. What the heck? Why would he need that particular title? The title has nothing to do with his actual web page, it is simply a lead in, a seque to his sordid site.

I told Garrett about it…his comment was, “This is horrific and hysterical at the same time”. Then he began singing,(to the tune of Flo Rida’s Sometimes I Get A Good Feeling), “Oh, oh, sometimes, my book becomes a porn site…”. Whatever.

I told my friend Ben about it. He sort of chuckled and advised I could probably get the domain name back. I hope so. He also offered advice regarding the protection of my title.

As the dust of the day settled last evening, I thought of the irony. I began writing the book Letters From A Whoremonger’s Wife during my divorce in 2009. It was the first title to come to me and the only one I ever considered; because it is so fitting. I began blogging under the same title in December 2011. In writing, I was free of the ugliness my former spouse had woven into my life. He had draped a dark veil over me during my marriage… writing Letters From A Whoremonger’s Wife helped me to lift the veil and destroy it. The irony, the absurdity is this: One of the ugliest problems Dick Crisco had during our marriage was a secret addiction to pornography; porn web sites in particular. The title has come full circle, it seems.

I hope none of my readers or future readers land on the other website. But if by chance you do, please don’t click the Enter Button.

Danita

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