That’s my blog you hear, screeching to a halt. Practically.

This thing has been loading slower

and slower

a n d s l o w e r

over the past couple of weeks. I’m not sure how many of you have had problems with it but I can tell you that I, more than once, have nearly been driven to throw my laptop against the wall.

My active imagination told me that my blog was overloaded with tasks on its to-do list, much like me. I imagined that Suburban Scrawl, like Melisa, tends to–oddly enough–get slower when overloaded. It was a good theory.

Then I decided that it had given all it could give for NaBloPoMo, and it was throwing its arms up in despair.

You know, because blogs have arms.

Yesterday, however, after making sure my unused plug-ins were disabled (they were) and calling my hosting company because I eventually couldn’t get on the blog at all (for about three hours!), I was told that it is on an antiquated, overloaded server.

Oy vey.

They have to migrate it (why can’t they just say “move” instead?) to a new server, and it could take up to three days, and I won’t be able to do anything with it in the mean time.


First: thank goodness NaBloPoMo is over.

Second: three days? How annoying is that?

I decided to start the migration process on Friday evening, since I have a busy weekend ahead. I’m going to assume that this will take the entire three days and won’t anticipate being able to post HERE until Monday evening.

That being said, I will not be silenced. This might be a good time to follow me on Tumblr in case I find something cool to post over there, on Twitter because naturally I’ll be tweeting, and on the Suburban Scrawl Facebook page (if you haven’t “liked” it yet, please: do!).

And–hint, hint–if you subscribe to my feed, you’ll know exactly when my blog has migrated because you’ll get the new post in your reader!

So that’s where I’m at. Looking forward to a new server and hopefully a much faster page load. Thanks for your patience, and I’ll see you around OTHER parts of the internet for a couple of days!