This blog was behaving erratically and reacting slowly. It needed to be fixed. So without enough knowledge I went into the back end of the database and experimented. I shouldnt have done that. Also I really should not have done it without first creating a proper backup. And boy did I make a mess.
I managed to delete not only the bad stuff but I also permanently deleted my whole history. Six years of blogging all gone. I swore and tore my hair but still it was all gone. I was almost coming around to the fact that I was blog bankrupt.
Thankfully the good people at my web hotel were smarter than me and managed to rescue me from my own incompetence. They sent me a backup of my database and I have now been able to recreate this blog to where I was only four days ago.
Its good to be back.