Your blog goes down and you don’t notice right away. And then, when you do notice, you don’t have time to do anything about it.

I recently experienced two serious IT-issues. One involved the email for the company I work for. The other involved this blog.  Keeping work email flowing struck me (right off) as being the most important IT issue to address. Fixing it in such a manner that the good folks I work with suffered the fewest inconveniences as possible involved a bit of night and weekend work and sort of drained any notions of I should get my blog fixed from me (that is, after I saw it had broken).

The blog is sort of back now. With a fresh, new look! No, no, no. Not fresh and new from a template standpoint… fresh and new from a there-are-no-old-entries-to-clutter-things-up standpoint! The benefits to you will be numerous. Go ahead. Do a search. Did you notice how fast the results came back? That’s benefit number one.

Benefit number two is that if you’ve ever had the desire to read What’s a Delmer Look Like from beginning to end, well, today’s the day to do it.  A month ago this would have been quite the daunting task – and not just because my punctuation errors would have driven you insane. Now though, it’s not so bad.

Benefit three? Certainly there’s a benefit three. Two, after all doesn’t really fulfill the promise of “the benefits to you will be numerous” I made earlier.

Rats! I hate to start the first post of what is seemingly a new blog by lying to my readers. Well, while we mull over whether or not “two” is numerous, let’s press "publish” and see what happens.

(You know, I think if someone were to smack me in the face twice with a ping pong paddle, I’d consider that numerous. Two benefits are probably plenty, then.)

9 Responses to “You know you’re busy when…”

  1. Michael says:

    Well, I’m glad you’re back anyway. And sorry you had to work extra hours during the holiday period.

    I guess you had some sort of database problem if you couldn’t restore your old posts?

  2. Bill says:

    Glad you’re back. I’ve been left hanging for weeks over this fence project.

  3. sybillaw says:

    Seriously! More fence pictures/ progress!
    Happy New Year, Delmer and family!!

  4. LeSombre says:

    Yay you’re back!

    Ok I admt I didn’t notice you were gone. I’ve been a bad blog friend.

    As an avid reader of your blog through Google Reader, I can tell you that I have access to all your old posts all the way back to September 21, 2008. It would be a heck of a task to send all of those to you (unless there’s a way to automate the whole thing), but there is a way to get your old content back, if you really want it.

    Welcome back! ;-)

  5. metalmom says:

    I’m a bad blog friend too. I’m working on cleaning house as well….sometime this year. Welcome ‘home’.

  6. martymankins says:

    As an email admin, I know that when it’s down, you can’t address any other issues (personal blogs included) until it’s back online.

    This fresh start appears to make the blog run faster (maybe it’s just because you said it should).

  7. Jay Noel says:

    I was wondering what the heck happened to the site.

    I’m going to play a fun little game and see how far back I can go before I hit my first comment on here.

  8. Jay Noel says:

    January 9, 2012!

    Oh, wait a minute…HEY!