Blog Bloke is Shutting Down .. Maybe .. Not Really
(UPDATE: Please read the bottom of this post for the happy ending).
This will be the worst post of my life. My blog host has advised me our affiliation is coming to an end.
The reason I haven’t been posting much is because every time I go into my Wordpress dashboard the blog crashes. This has been going on for a long time.
The blog host (Hexahost) tells me it’s because I am still running on WP2.3 and the environment is too old. I am working on an upgrade for the theme to WP3 but now the blog host says it will not give me a WP3 installation as we had previously discussed.
I am caught between a rock and a hard place. I can’t post much because the blog crashes. I can’t work on a theme upgrade because I don’t have a WP3 installation to test it.
There is no way I can duplicate the blog on Blogger without PHP, server-side scripts and plugins which it does not support. Not that I would want to go back there anyhow. So I’m kinda screwed.
Unless I can find another blog host to give me a sweet deal I will have no choice but to shut Blog Bloke down.
That will break my heart because I have poured my heart and soul into this blog over the past decade. But that unfortunately is reality.
If I do shut down I want to thank all my loyal readers for listening to my prattle all these years. It has been a pleasure.
UPDATE: Apparently it was a misunderstanding.
“The reply from (edited out) is different from what I have replied you from my mail id. We have discussed this internally. There is NO plan to drop you out from Hexahost.”
Please excuse me as I visit the hospital for heart palpitations. Gasp, sputter…