Kirkbride Buildings Blog

July 30th, 2008

Ouch!

So yesterday KirkbrideBuildings.com got a link in an Associated Press article which was picked up by all kinds of news sites including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Fox News. Needless to say, this resulted in HUGE traffic, even bigger than the last traffic spike in May. While I’m ecstatic about the exposure, my rickety old hosting service couldn’t take the heat and clocked out at about 11PM EST when my monthly bandwidth quota was exceeded.

Twelve hours later, the site is back. I’ve paid for more bandwidth and hopefully it’ll hold out till the end of July. But just in case the site goes down again and you foresee needing a Kirkbride photo fix before August, bookmark my Kirkbride set on Flickr now or bookmark the pages listed on my links page.

The good news is, of course, a lot of new visitors to the site and a lot more awareness of Kirkbride buildings and their endangered status. I also got a flood of emails from people which included some interesting bits of information. I’ll post about some of that eventually. Right now I want to give the site a little break, so I’m not going to blog for at least a few days. I’ll be back though.

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Discussion

  1. WSH July 30, 2008, 11:55 am

    Congradulations on the traffic Ethan! Lets keep raising awareness and save some Kirkbrides!

  2. Ethan July 31, 2008, 1:33 pm

    Thanks, WSH. Yeah, I’m hoping this sort of publicity will happen again and Kirkbrides will get even more attention. Even if it doesn’t happen again, I’m sure awareness has been raised to a new level already.

    I ended up having to buy a little more bandwidth today:) I can’t wait till tomorrow when the meter gets reset…

    BTW: I said “rickety old hosting service” but that’s not really true. The actual hosting service is great and I’m surprised it held out for so long. Getting more bandwidth was the real headache.

  3. Karen Kasulke July 31, 2008, 9:54 pm

    Amen to that, WSH!

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