Thursday, May 6, 2010
Yes, Monsters and Rockets is finally back online, after an entire month of being down.
What happened was:
In April of 2009, I bought the url monstersandrockets.com and I launched this site. I spent the next year blogging my little heart out, having a lot of fun and attracting a pretty good audience. But what I didn't realize was that my url was up for renewal this April. Blogger.com (my hosting company) never sent me a reminder notice, they just yanked the site the day the url expired.
I've spent the last month trying to get the site back online. I'd send emails to Blogger and they would direct me to Enom.com, then the folks at Enom would say it was really Blogger's fault, then I would write to Blogger and they would tell me to do a lot of really complicated stuff, and when that stuff didn't work they would direct me to their goddamned message boards so I could ask other random dorks online for tech support, then the random dorks would tell me to go mess with Enom again. This crap went on for day after day after day, and more than once I was tempted to just give up.
But I persevered, and now I'm back at last to share this absolutely fascinating story with you. Yippee!
If I had it to do over again, I doubt I would've used Blogger to host this site. They make it relatively easy to set up a site, but an absolute nightmare if anything goes wrong. Seriously, directing people with tech support questions to your message board? You're freaking Blogger, guys. Bite the bullet and hire a few smart guys to man the phones in Bangalore. Jeez!