You may find the blog to be a little speedier today. It has been slowing down as of late, taking forever to load certain pages. I’m no expert on SQL databases (the backend software which runs this site), but when I looked I saw a button marked “optimize”, so I clicked it and it seemed to speed things up. Hopefully that was the solution.

I am exploring other options as well. As some of you may know, this blog is run from an old computer I have sitting in my spare bedroom and over my home cable modem and it’s done so for about 4 years. That’s served me well so far, but it won’t work forever, especially as traffic to this site continues to grow. With that said, I’m contacting a site hosting company to see what it would cost to move everything, lock, stock, and barrel to a hosted site. I have a feeling it’s going to be expensive, but the only other option is to go along blithely until everything falls apart and I don’t want that to happen.

I’ll keep you all updated as things progress.