I should have written this post weeks ago. But you know how you keep thinking a problem will resolve in just one more day? Maybe two. Even three. So you stick it out and then a whole bunch of time passes and you’re like, huh, wha…? How has it been three weeks since I posted?
Yeah, that’s been me while I deal with blog pages that load like molasses (or not) and admin functions that won’t behave (or will) and an RSS feed that times out (or doesn’t). Fickle, crazy-making stuff all on its own, yet made almost comically worse by happening amid a crush of deadlines.
But now, after fun times trying to fix this, that and the other thing, and doing everything short of a sacrifice to the tech gods, I’ve realized what I need to do (switch blog hosts), and I plan to do it soon. Very soon.
In the meantime, I’m sitting on a blog post that really needs to get published, but I’m reluctant to post it until I know readers won’t have a hard time accessing and navigating the blog. (I guess this post you’re reading right now is taking one for the team.) So I’m trying a temporary fix tonight. And, either way, I hope to resolve things permanently by early next week.
The one bright spot is that I coincidentally started the Spoonfed Facebook page last month, right before these problems began. So that’s been a great place to connect while I haven’t been posting on Spoonfed. The page just hit 600, so we’ve got a nice community vibe. Please come join us if you haven’t already.
Hopefully your fix will work this time! I’d love to see more posts. Sorry to hear that it’s been such a huge hassle for you.
Thanks, Barefeet. I will get this fixed. It’s just a matter of how much hair I pull out in the meantime. Ha!
I see your on WordPress and using Thesis. It’s likely something going on with your hooks and functions. Thesis can be a challenging theme if your not someone who does a lot of web design work. It has it’s own language. we have used it with some clients and we love it but it is more work and not always worth it depending on what you want to do. Just looking at your site it seems that the blog layout is a look that works with what your doing vs using WordPress as a business website that you don’t want to look like a blog. if that’s the case Thesis is going to be way more effort than it’s worth for you. try switching themes and that should do the trick. We are currently (finally) re-designing our own website as well. we joke around that we are the cobblers mice. 😉 Best of luck, love your blog and what you do. hope to see you up and running again, of all the blogging platforms WordPress is the best and has the best functionality and flexibility. I would stick with it.
Thanks, Celeste. I’m actually pretty savvy with Thesis and intend to use more of its functionality down the road. (Plus my web/software-engineer husband serves as in-house tech support.) So the theme isn’t the problem. Nor is the platform. I agree that WordPress rocks. The problem is with my hosting company. But it won’t be my hosting company much longer!