If you tried to log onto Dear Wendy any time between the hours of about 1 pm and 4 pm (EST), you likely got an error message and may have wondered what was wrong. Unfortunately, this is something that has been happening more and more lately (I believe five times in the last month!). Trust me, I’ve been doing everything I can to make it NOT happen because I cannot tell you what a hassle and a headache for me is is when the site goes down (I’ve probably lost close to 20 hours of my life in the last month — a month when I’m parenting a newborn, remember — dealing with the people at Hostgator, getting so many mixed answers, I don’t know what end is up anymore). Basically, the short version of the story is the site has been getting more traffic that my current package can handle, so I’m upgrading to a bigger and better package — hmm, that sounds vaguely dirty, doesn’t it?
Hopefully — fingers crossed hard — this will be the end of site crashes. Please accept my apologies for the annoyance. And — shameless plug here — feel free to make a donation towards that bigger/better package that will undoubtedly help solve all our problems. Oh, and while I’m making shameless plugs, please take note of that little Amazon search button to the right. Since I’m an Amazon affiliate, I make a small commission on any purchases you make on Amazon after clicking through from Dear Wendy. It costs nothing to you and puts a little change in my pocket which helps keep this site going. Thank you!!