Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Update on Technical Issues

If you’re a regular reader of DW, I’m sure you’ve noticed the numerous technical difficulties on the site lately. As I explained yesterday, the issue has to do with my host site, HostGator. In a nutshell, the site has been getting more traffic than they were able to accommodate (at least with the package I had). Only, over the last six weeks, I’ve been given many, many reasons for the problems, varying from “You have too many plug-ins” to “You have too many comments. You shouldn’t allow comments.” Every time the site crashes, I (or Drew) usually spend an average of three hours on the phone with various people at HostGator trying to get things fixed. Then, we’re promised everything is fixed only to have the site crash again (sometimes within just a couple hours). I’m sure you can imagine how aggravating this has been.

So, we’ve made a few changes — unfortunately, there might be a few more glitches over the next couple of days as things settle into place (like the comments disappearing as they did earlier) — and HOPEFULLY, this will be the end of the madness. Thank you for being patient.  Again, I’m really sorry for the annoyances and I hope this is just about the end of them. Thanks for sticking it out with me.

6 comments… add one
  • fast eddie November 23, 2011, 7:58 am

    As in any successful enterprise there are going to be ongoing growing pains. Fear not dear lady, your content will keep us endeared.
    Happy Turkey day to you and all the readers herein.

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  • LeahW. November 23, 2011, 8:50 am

    The only reason we’d be annoyed is because we all love this site and want to read it! I’ll keep my fingers crossed the latest changes solve all the glitches.

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  • bethany November 23, 2011, 8:58 am

    Technical difficulties won’t keep us away! 🙂

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  • Trixy Minx November 23, 2011, 1:12 pm

    I just keep reloading the page until DW comes back.

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  • Jess of CityGirlsWorld.com November 23, 2011, 3:45 pm

    Good to know. I can ride through the bumps so long as I know its not just me losing my mind (disappearing comments). Good luck with all this nonsense!

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  • AKchic November 23, 2011, 6:05 pm

    *laugh* We’ll just blame the technical issues on me 🙂 I make a great scapegoat. If goats are needed, I know where we can get some. Cute little ones, even.

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