It may seem like I have not been producing much content over the past few weeks. Actually, I have been rather busy.
For the most part, I have been graduating over to a mostly video or podcast model on YouTube. This came about because of changes at my nursing job which have left it more difficult most nights to maintain focus and write comprehensively. Even when I have written, I have noted composure errors which I am not fond of.
The result was that it became easier to compose notes and do some research while at work. Still doing a lot in the background on Medium but then make a video or podcast when I get home, which takes less time in that context. I do have a better speech to text engine which is more accurate than before, so closed captioning has improved.
I did run into issues..and issues..and issues.. Had problems with the video, so went to podcast model on YT for the moment. I will be working on rebuilding another computer this week which is more powerful than the one I’ve been working on. If that solves the problem, will be back to video soon. Not that I’m much to look at. lol.
Then had a problem with my old web host. In the process, they completely erased my website, including backup. I have a new host but must go through the process of rebuilding the site from the ground up, which I am also in the process of. Only a tentative beginning of a page taking form at the moment. Still the same web address but most of what’s there is the example page from the template at the moment.
Sadly, if you had signed up for the mailing list, that was also erased by the old web host. So if you’re interested, you’ll have to sign up again, which I hope you will.
The crux of the matter is that they claimed my all-text-blog site was using up too many resources on the server. WTF?! That would not be happening unless the traffic to the page was a lot busier than I had believed. I did not track traffic, so was not aware. So, they wanted me to go from a plan which cost $60 a year to one that cost $30 a month, an increase of 600%. Since I am doing little more than breaking even on content production financially, I could not see my way clear to allow myself to be blackmailed in such a way.
Then someone else said something. It is very possible they did not like my anti-capitalist messaging and so deliberately targeted my site. That actually sounds more plausible than the high traffic theory. In any…