May 18, 2010, - 7:22 pm
In case you weren’t aware, my site was down for about two hours today because of a massive spike in traffic caused by many major news sources (including Yahoo and AOL (also here), among many others) linking to my pieces about Rima Fakih. Unfortunately, I lost thousands of visitors in those two hours, despite the fact that my tech team was on top it and took care of the problem quickly.
I’d like to apologize for any inconvenience it caused anyone. I’d also like to prevent these problems from happening in the future. To do so would would require upgrading my hosting and security needs, which means I’d incur more costs to run the site. Therefore, my advertising team thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask if you or if people you know might be interested in placing ads on my site or sponsoring my work, to help cover such costs. They have created many affordable and innovative options enabling you to reach reach my many loyal readers, most of whom are top-notch intellectuals and independent thinkers. My site is also growing more and more each day, as I continue to bring you breaking stories and original content that you can’t find anywhere else (unless others steal it, which is so often the case, unfortunately).
Please contact my advertising team if you are interested in this opportunity.
On a related note, I’m also looking to do a major overhaul of my website design, and am searching for a WordPress maven who can help. Drop me a line if you might be interested in this opportunity as well. And, as always, we welcome your donations to keep this site and its continuing growth and expansion going. Please use the yellow donate PayPal button to the right.
Thank you for your patience during the downtime and for supporting my work!
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