However, I didn’t move my blog. The main reasons were the impact of moving the url away from my ISP and thinking it would be better to move this blog when I’d decided on its own domain. But the biggest reason was procrastination; it appeared to be such a big task, so instead I started planning.
Then life gave me a wake up call. My ISP’s server went down. Unfortunately as the engineers looked into it, they discovered bigger problems and ended up upgrading the servers with a different version of php and once they were running again, my blog was no longer accessible. I tried a few tweaks, but still nothing.
I had two options. Get my ISP working, or finally move everything to my new host. I decided it made most sense to spend the time moving. It isn’t something I’ve done before, but I had a vague idea of what to do so off I started. I had some errors, warning messages and moments when I almost gave up and started begging people to help me. However, after two days my site is working again, but its had its impact.
It has stopped me in my flow of writing regularly for my blog again; it has reduced my subscribers from 200 to 150 and obviously had a serious impact on the number of hits. Of course, all this could have been avoided if I’d moved my blog when I first signed up with 5quidhost.
So what was life trying to tell me:
- at times it is best to act rather than plan
- don’t buy something and not use it
- don’t procrastinate on something you want to do
I’m inclined to think it is the latter as there are several things I currently want to do that I don’t seem to find the time for, so perhaps I need to change my focus. Is this event likely to change my behaviour? I suspect not, but I hope I will be more aware of my procrastination in future.