What a terrible time for things to break down.
Yesterday I had decided to format my PC for the first time in quite some time, and after it was all said and done, I tried to access my website only to find a white screen waiting for me.
Since I had been able to connect the day before, I had thought that perhaps I didn't have an update for Opera or IE, but this wasn't the case. The main website could be viewed by anyone … but I just couldn't log in successfully. Apparently, one of my personal PHP functions was malfunctioning after a recent upgrade and I had to find out what the heck, and then fix it.
What's really nice about the failure is that I could find out why my WordPress installation would sometimes react in an unpredictable fashion. Often times after making a change to a theme or activating/deactivating a plugin I would be stuck at a white screen, but I could get around this by refreshing the page. It's clear that I should have done a bit more testing of my code before deploying it, even though it's just a personal plugin.
Either way, I have about five posts waiting in the queue to be published, so I guess it's time for me to start writing more regularily here.