A little mo’ better than before

OK, dear readers, I’m finally getting back on track.  I’ve had to make an ugly hack to get WordPress to display posts in the right order.  I’m going to have to take up the real cause of this malfunction with my new hosting provider, but the ultimate cause of the problem is a bad MySQL bug that made it in to the release a lot of web hosts are using.  Expect some real problems while I work out further troubles (like no history of older posts available, sadly), but hopefully I can resolve everything soon and get going on content again.

If you’ve ever wondered how to kill a blog, sticking with a host for months after you discover a problem that you can’t get resolved, then taking too long to move once the problem kills your site is a powerful motivator for readers to move elsewhere.  I’ve gone from roughly 1000 readers a day at the start of the year to about 500 per day by the end of March when posting slowed and eye-candy pics stopped showing up, to fewer than 50 a day now after more than 15 days of irregular site availability.  Since the Blahg is still more a hobby to entertain my own interests than a site maintained for real for readers, I’m OK with that, but it’s still moderately disappointing that I let myself fall down on getting this situation resolved earlier.

Look for more and real updates to start soon, and hopefully all posting and reading problems to go away very soon.