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Not sure what to do now…

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2008 by AmericanaPulse

As you may have already guessed, there is no Friday Top 5 today. I had the topic all figured out (Top 5 Cover Songs of 2008). I even had the songs picked out and was excited to start writing.

Of course, that was before last week’s Top 5 post was deleted by blogger. It was the second post I’ve had removed from the site and the third time I’ve had files removed from my hosting site. I’ve written about this a few times in the past, and others have certainly laid out what’s been happening in the blogosphere much more eloquently and in much more depth than I ever could.

Now, I don’t want to belabour the point, but the situation has become quite frustrating and has taken a lot of the joy out of writing about the music I love. The only goals I ever had in writing this blog were simply to have fun and introduce people to some new music. The problem becomes that I can’t introduce people to new music if the music I share is being deleted along with the words I’ve written to describe it. It does take a bit of the fun out of things too.

I have a post ready to be published on Saturday that I wrote earlier in the week. After that, I think I’ll take a bit of a break while I try to come up with new options for hosting for both the blog and the files I share here. I’ve already had a few suggestions for places to go, but I’m open for any more ideas as well. I’m looking over wordpress even as I write this. I’d love to find another free site host and another cheap file host.

I was actually set to celebrate my 20,000th visitor later this week. Instead, I’m looking for a new home.

Don’t worry though, I’m still working out my best of 2008 lists, and my wife and I are busy compiling our 2008 mix CD. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share all of it with you… somewhere. Of course, I’ll let everyone know here if I have to move to a new server or address so you can update your bookmarks and links.

Thanks to everyone who’s been visiting here and leaving comments over the past few months. It makes it a lot easier to keep doing this when I know that people are reading and enjoying what’s here.

Technical Difficulties

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2008 by AmericanaPulse

I’m not sure what’s going on with my file hosting site at the moment, but it seems the mp3 file links are not working properly. I’m also currently unable to log onto the hosting site I’ve been using to check on anything. The same thing happened Monday. I thought things were back to normal yesterday, but here we are again.

I know I’m not over my bandwidth limit this month. I think the problem is with the hosting service and not my site. If things continue to be weird this week, I’ll look into another hosting site when I get back to my home base next week.

I still have a couple of posts completed and ready to go up later this week. I’ll still put those up on the site and hope everything else gets straightened out too. If anybody has any suggestions about hosting sites or anything else… please leave a comment or send me an e-mail.

I’m using http://www.hotlinkfiles.com/ right now, but I have also looked into http://www.box.com/.

Update: Now hotlinkfiles is telling me that my account does not exist and my files may have been deleted. I assure you my account does exist and I did not delete my files. I may just have to deal with all of this and switch hosts next week. Or, things could start working again soon. Keep your fingers crossed.