Iâ€™ve been blogging since blogging has basically started; roughly about eight years. Iâ€™ve been through the gamut of various systems, from hand coding posts in BBEdit, to Blogger.com, SquareSpace, and Tumblr, before finally settling on WordPress. During that time, I had a variety of wind sprints from blogging everyday to the occasional blogging whenever I had the time. And of course, with my self-diagnosed A.D.D., I naturally changed focus here and there about 50 times.
This year, I set a goal for my self..call it a resolution if you will, to break into the barrier of big time blogging by being more consistent and working hard on generating new contacts as well as new content. Well today, I got my big break, in more ways than one. Thanks to article by Erica Sadun, prominent app developer, author of many tech books and blogger for The Unofficial Apple Weblog, also known as TUAW, She featured an article I wrote about calibrating monitors on the cheap. This spread ended up on Lifehacker and a few other Mac related blogs.
I say I got my big break because I really got my big break – in more ways than one. The sudden traffic broke my server, like a TUAW-DOS (denial of service) Attack. So after having a hugemangus meltdown with my server company, I was able to get my service back online but what I forgot to do was back up the analytics and raw logs so I donâ€™t even know how much traffic Iâ€™m getting yet.
I call this post be careful what you wish for, because yeah I finally got what I wished for but at the cost of nearly killing my server. I hope that you guys enjoy the post, please feel free to come back and find out what mischief and mayhem I get myself into. You can find me at Twitter or check out my writing blog at InMySkine.com.