I still need to provide updates from my trip to Texas, but before I get to that I need to deal with my blog’s backend first. The fact is I’m using so many plugins and scripts to drive some of the features you see here that my site takes a performance hit as a result, so much that once again it is going down twice a day for no apparent reason. My host insists that it’s my fault, even though it was working fine when the server host getting hosed by DDOS attacks or backup screwups before. But the fact is, because my blog sucks up so much juice, the merest load on the server causes it to go down in flames. I see this in my Google Webmaster stats and it’s simply unacceptable.
I’ve been putting up with this crap since I practically started this blog too. I’m not a coder, and because most coders I’ve come across are complete and utter stupid douchebags who were good to take my money while leaving my site still looking like ass, I’ve been forced to rely on my limited knowledge of hacking under the hood to get things rolling. I did the best I could, but because I don’t know how to optimize the code, the net result is a site so bloated people would mistake it for Windows 95. Or XP.
All the energy I could have had for writing is instead absorbed into keeping my precious blog from blowing up into an internet sewage of a mess. I want to change that. Like, right now.
I also want to change the direction somewhat too. I’ve always been a creative writer at heart, but this blog is about my real life, including occasional reviews on products I either buy or receive for free. No matter how I try to adapt my prose, it always feels like it’s… forced somehow. It doesn’t flow easily because it’s not how I usually want to write. What I want to do is write fiction.
So while I’m in the process of revamping things, I’m going to explore the idea of adding a sub-blog here that is completely fiction in content. The two blogs will be a part of the same site but will be distinct enough from another to avoid confusion. I won’t say what kind of fiction it will be right now, except to say that I hope it all makes you hurt from laughing so hard. :-D
With that in mind I’ll be taking a (hopefully) short hiatus to finally repair and fix this blog once and for all, and at long last reawaken the part of me that has been dormant for far too long.