As some of you know, in my real life, I am an Internet executive providing internet services to millions of people. When those services go down, it is like a 5 alarm fire. We do everything we can to get them up quickly and keep them flowing. In my travel life we run a nice family blog, which is more than able to handle the traffic from our friends, family and fellow travel lovers. When I built the site, I broke most of the rules you need for a high traffic site. I opted for pretty over fast. I chose a platform which was easy to update and maintain instead of efficient, and I opted to do the entire thing myself instead of asking for help from my engineer friends. Yesterday those choices came home to roost and our readers paid the price. If this was a business, I would spend lots of money and buy all kinds of server capacity. It is not, so I am spending a little bit of money and doing all the things I can in my capacity to lighten the load and let more people on. You may experience a few more days of congestion, so please be patient and keep trying. We’ll be back and hopefully worth the effort.
UPDATE: All seems to be well once again. If you want to see the show a friend has posted a link at Andrus Family on Oprah
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