Patterico's Pontifications

9/22/2008

Keeping the Blog Up: An Increasing Challenge

Filed under: Blogging Matters,General — Patterico @ 10:21 pm



Sorry that the site was essentially down for about four hours today, and has had intermittent problems since.

Supposedly, a new tech guy will be overhauling the site and moving it to a new server sometime soon. I’m not completely clear on when it is supposed to happen. Maybe a week from now or so.

I already have more page views for the month of September than in any month in the history of this blog — and that’s despite the fact that a) there’s still more than a week to go in the month, and b) the site has lost thousands upon thousands of hits this month due to the seemingly constant outages.

As always, any frustration that you readers feel, I feel many times over. Thanks for your patience.

17 Responses to “Keeping the Blog Up: An Increasing Challenge”

  1. Whatever it takes,I will stick with you.

    Your blog is insightful and calls out the MSM with
    facts instead of rhetoric.A necessity for me since
    I gave up on the MSM after the 2000 election.

    Baxter Greene (8035ae)

  2. Again, the sweet pain of success. You’re doing a great job (both of them), and just know that the outages are proof that everyone agrees with me.

    What was the name of that new tech guy? Kernell, or something like that?

    Apogee (366e8b)

  3. Patterico, congrats on the growth. Hope you’re making more money from it somehow.

    And as long you’re looking for a powerful server, I hear there’s a refurbished HAL 9000 supercomputer out there that’s available for a good price… 😉

    qdpsteve (dc65ab)

  4. Though the notion of “thousands upon thousands of hits this month” is a foreign concept to us D list bloggers, my traffic has doubled in September as well. I’m guessing that it’s simply interest in the election, and that my stats will drop like a rock on November 5th.

    Some Dana, somewhere (3e4784)

  5. #4
    Depends on the outcome. If Obama wins I agree with your assessment. If McCain wins you will get a month of partying from those for him.
    Afte the 06 elections the HA commentariat who ventured onto the boards acted as if they were at a wake.
    Although, if Obama wins a number of public boards such as Patterico’s (no registration required) will get a surge in Obamacons doing their version of trash talking.

    voiceofreason2 (38f560)

  6. Not sure that you actually lost that many hits because if they were like me they simply came back later and tried again. Yes, it is an aggravation to not get through the first time, but only a minor one.

    Fritz (13ab3e)

  7. What Fritz said.

    Old Coot (2f3a50)

  8. Hang in there.

    On a related note, is anyone else having trouble accessing ace of spades or the jawa report? I haven’t been able to see either since Friday. Maybe it’s something with the .mu extension?

    carlitos (64fbf7)

  9. Your blog is worth waiting for. It took me six tries today. Since I learn a lot from you, your cobloggers and commenters, the effort pays off.

    Bar Sinister (662730)

  10. You deserve the traffic, and I hope the headaches that accompany it will soon be past. I keep coming to this site because you relay the issues in an informative and entertaining way without getting inflamatory. That’s hard to find.

    I also appreciate the commenters on this site, present company excepted. And it’s not even too bad that we’ve got our 3 or 4 trolls to serve as practice dummies.

    Curse Mark Steyn and his infernal “hiatus”. He’s the other source I counted on. How long can he stand to suspend real blogging during such an exciting election season???

    Don (8c6325)

  11. Hope you have your archives backed up before you switch to another service or provider. Several years worth of information probably worth keeping.

    voiceofreason2 (10af7e)

  12. Your volume is also up because you are doing a good job of getting beyond the original hook of debunking the LA Times plus strictly legal issues. Good work by all of you.

    Mike K (6d4fc3)

  13. Just want to register to be able to make a comment

    Richard M (140a17)

  14. The voicve of reason said:

    If McCain wins you will get a month of partying from those for him.

    Well, maybe. Senator McCain wasn’t really the first choice amongst conservatives, so even if he wins, he might get hammered a lot harder here than does President Bush.

    This Dana (3e4784)

  15. Well, maybe. Senator McCain wasn’t really the first choice amongst conservatives, so even if he wins, he might get hammered a lot harder here than does President Bush.

    Could be but I would imagine that initially there will be a noticeable if not giddy sigh of relief from those conservatives if he does win.

    voiceofreason2 (10af7e)

  16. Could be but I would imagine that initially there will be a noticeable if not giddy sigh of relief from those conservatives if he does win.

    Yes, but will we be able to hear that sigh over the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the loony-side of the left?

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  17. Yes, but will we be able to hear that sigh over the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the loony-side of the left?

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 9/24/2008 @ 8:55 am

    LOL – whatever the outcome I will take a 3-4 month break from the blogosphere to focus on some career related goals. That should be enough time for the noise to die down.
    I still chuckle at the 2004 results and seeing Susan Estrich seemingly drunk and trying to slur Cuyohoga county at 10 PM on election night.
    2006 was only funny in the reaction from those who thought the world had come to an end with the GOP senate/house losses. All the “But Bush has bucked the historical trends the last two elections” explanations in the world just couldn’t dry up the tears.

    voiceofreason2 (590c85)


Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 0.3271 secs.