You may have noticed that the blog has been acting funky for about a week now, and no new posts went out for a while. I apologize for that, but we were having server issues. We have been running the blog on a very old GoDaddy server. apparently we were one of the last customers using that very outdated system. It had been working, so we never thought about it. However, the last week was fraught with issues, slowness and downtime, so we called in to see if they could help us.
As it turns out, it was just a matter of us being on an old server. We have now upgraded to the latest generation server with localhost databases. Everything should be running smoothly and quickly now. Hopefully we’ve gotten all the bugs out since the migration. If you happen to see anything that looks like it’s not working though, please use the contact form to tell us about it and we’ll look into it.
In other news, we’ve come up with a plan to make the blog a little less crazy. I can’t remember if I mentioned it already, but either way, I’m going to say it here. We’re going to be trying to theme different days on the blog. With theme days we can still write about anything and everything, but at least all of the posts on a single day will have something in common, rather than being completely random.
Here’s the rough plan for now:
Sunday – Spirituality / self-help / relationships
Monday – Health / herbs / food
Tuesday – Pets / animals / environment
Wednesday – Entertainment / reviews / writing / poetry
Thursday – Everything Else
Friday – Fashion / beauty / art / crafts
Saturday – Vampires / zombies / supernatural
I don’t know how well we’ll be able to stick to this, but we’re going to try. If nothing else we’ll try to find some way to make the posts each day tie into one another. We love writing freely, but it occurred to us that it might be a bit too eclectic for the readers.
Oh, I’ll also be adding in the rest of the Weird animal facts. Somehow I totally lost track of that series. those will be going up in the Tuesday slot along with my pet care series. Dracoselene is also trying to add two posts a day to go along with my three a day, so you’ll have content from both of us. He’s also going to be working on more movie reviews, which I think will be a really cool addition to the site.
We’re also trying out different advertising. One of the ad services we were using had ads we didn’t like, so we ditched them. We want you to keep those ad blockers off so you can see all our content, which means we work hard to only use relevant, safe ads. Oh, speaking of that, if you have your ad blocker on you’re going to be missing the slideshows I added to the sidebar showing my crafts, jewelry and art. Even though the’re not ads, they get blocked by some ad blockers. It would be great if you’d turn blocking off when viewing this site.
So, that’s all the news for now. We hope you’re enjoying everything we have here, and if you’re not already a member it would be great if you signed up to get the daily emails so you can always know when we put up new content.