At this point every year, I typically have a well-thought out, hopefully entertaining blog post about my (mis)adventures at BlogHer. I really don’t know how, but I somehow manage to get it typed out despite woefully minimal levels of sleep and the smothering deluge of BlogHer information spinning around in my head.
But this year…I don’t have it.
I’m sorry – I really am. Allow me to offer my excuse.
Starting on Thursday, the day we left for New York, my Inconvenient Gap of Truth Post went a little crazy.
Okay, a lot crazy.
And yes, this seems like it would be a really great thing – and it is! I simply adore meeting new readers.
Crazy takes maintenance. A LOT of maintenance.
For one, the crazy was so crazy that it crashed the server my blog was hosted on, then crashed the dedicated server that they moved me to, then crashed the doubled-in-size dedicated server, then crashed it again. And then two more times on Sunday.
(Needless to say, I wrote many a panicked email and tweet to my hosting company this weekend. And will probably switch hosts by the end of the week.)
Secondly, I am now entombed under a massive Mount McKinley of emails and comments to which I need to respond.
Thirdly, the crazy doesn’t seem to be waning much, which means that my burial is only going to continue to reach new depths. And I really don’t like to be behind, so I will be nervous over my lack of response until I get it done.
And finally, I’m pretty sure that Gap now has a restraining order against me.
So. Why do I tell you all of this?
Because I had to have some excuse for this sorry lack of a blog post.
And because I want you to know that my commitment still stands: I will answer every email and comment-with-a-question that I have received. But please be patient with me – it’s going to take a while, especially since I missed my kids like crazy this weekend and I will still only be using naptimes to somehow get all of this done.
But please know that I really do love getting to know all of you – just like I explained a couple of weeks ago, I blog for the relationships, remember each of you and think fond thoughts about you often, and I have met many of my close friends solely because of blogging.
So if you’re new around here, please feel free to introduce yourself in the comments below!
(Just be patient for my answer. I read everything in real time, but answering takes a bit more focus.)
And if you’re not at all new around here, please don’t run off or quit talking to me because it got a bit crowded. Just like a new restaurant, the shine will wear off and then it will be totally back to normal around here.
Because if there’s one thing I’m not, it’s shiny.
(Except on hot Alabama days.)
(Which means that I’m shiny about 80% of the year.)
Okay. I’m done here. And off to my email inbox.
Update: Thanks for bearing with me – my site has been going up and down all day, and was completely down around lunchtime for about an hour. It **seems** to be up now, but please let me know if you have any other trouble with it. I’m doing what I can to keep it afloat, but it hasn’t been easy. Thanks, y’all!