Can’t get rid of me that easily

I’m back. Soon I’ll be posting more resources to help everyone plan their vacations. First I feel I owe you an explanation so if you want to know what happened to me, here it is.

Actually I’m fine. Nothing happened to me. But bad things happened to my poor travel blog. You might remember how back in January this blog became so popular that my web hosting company shut us down.

So I went out and found some web hosting. A fairly powerful dedicated server that cost me $225/month. It was expensive but I thought it would be worth it to have no more problems. All I want to do is blog.

But $225/month didn’t get me what I needed. The server had some issues that ate my database. The first time I got it mostly fixed but we did lose a few entries and some entries lost all their links. Then it happened again, and it was bad.

The second time was so bad that I was unable to post since my database was in such a fragile state. That’s why I haven’t posted in two weeks or so. If I had posted I could have lost a lot of entries permanently. The way things are now, we’ll lose a few entries and a few more will lose their links. I’m not happy about that and I did expect better when I agreed to pay all that money for a dedicated server but it’s the best we can do.

At least now I can blog again. Hopefully you’ll welcome me back. I love the idea of having a blog that is read by over 2,000 different people every day. Plus I want to get my money’s worth since I’m still paying that $225/month and might move to a more expensive company that will hopefully do a better job protecting my database. The only way I can get my money’s worth is if lots of readers visit my blog and make the server work hard. So please keep reading travel-plan-idea.com and I’ll make sure you enjoy your time here.

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  1. Dian D. Friedman says:

    Welcome Back, Too bad you had all those difficulties. I’ve been to Spain, Madrid, Cordoba, and Seville and loved the country, the people, the Museums, History and especially the Flamenco!!! Thank you for your Blogs and look forward to more of them.

    Sincerely, Dian Friedman

  2. James Trotta says:

    Thank you Dian. Flamenco sounds good too now that you mention it…

  3. kathi says:

    welcome back for sure. i enjoy your blog and am happy all is well. keep us single travelers in mind please!

  4. James Trotta says:

    Thank you kathi. I’ll have an article or two on traveling single especially for you. Just give me a couple of days.

  5. Johanna says:

    Welcome back James! Thanks for going through so much effort for your readers! I read your blog from Belgium from where I travel all over Europe regularly. I am German but grew up in Arlington VA so reading an American’s view about travelling the world is very interesting to me.

    Good luck with the server and such!

    johanna wrede

  6. James Trotta says:

    You are very welcome Johanna. And may I say that it sounds like you have an excellent life and possibly a few tips for the rest of us on traveling around Europe!

    And thank you to everyone. I think we had something like 3,000 readers yesterday which tells me that all the time and expense was worthwhile! It was a stressful couple of weeks but certainly worth it for me.

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