The week my blog died
Don’t worry: it’s been resuscitated.
My traffic levels have dropped through the floor this past week - prompting a full scale inquiry. Ahem.
I’m not going to go into the ins and outs of exactly what happened (I can’t be bothered to, quite frankly) but let’s just say there was a fundamental problem with my blog template code which was producing a significant lag on loading and I lacked the knowledge, ability and patience to adequately fix it.
So, I’ve had to doctor one of blogger’s new rather awful looking templates.
I don’t know: the longer I stay with blogger the more disenchanted I become. I’m happy to move to another provider and pay for something decent and, with that in mind, reactivated my squarespace account which I see I opened in July 2008.
If and when I find a way of moving my blog over without my pagerank dropping off a cliff, I might just do it. Maybe I should finally move over to my custom domain (instead of just redirecting) and then export the whole thing over to squarespace. I see squarespace provides for SEO preservation of custom domain imports, though I’ve no idea how effective it is and I think there will be a fair amount of drop off.
What I do know for certain is that blogger has given me the frickin’ squits these last few days and I don’t think I can forgive and forget.
Anyway, apologies for the rather sloppy new template but I’m stuck with it for now. It’s very loosely based on a theme that I had planned to introduce this summer anyway but I was hoping to produce something half decent before letting it loose.
I’ll see how it goes over the next few weeks before making a final decision. Let’s hope I don’t have to pull the plug entirely. ;-)