Blog Problems And Irma

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 062017

Thank you to everybody that sent emails or messages expressing concern for our safety with Hurricane Irma looking like it will impact Florida. At this point, nobody really knows where it’s going to go. Depending on which weather map you want to believe, it could be a real problem or it could miss us completely. It’s just part of life on the coast, folks.

Either way, we don’t plan to be here to find out. We had planned to leave on Saturday to go to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to be there for my daughter-in-law’s surgical procedure on Monday. But we will probably leave before that to beat the crowds if there’s a mass evacuation. There is already a run on gas stations and people are stocking up on water and buying plywood to board up windows way up here in central Florida, so folks are taking the storm seriously.

We’ve been having a lot of problems with our blog lately, with slow loading, some people who subscribe to it are not getting the daily update, and for some reason my spam filters have stopped working. So every day I have to manually delete well over a hundred spam posts. As typical, the folks at Go Daddy were no help. They don’t know what’s causing the problem, but they are sure it’s on my end, not theirs, even though it’s a managed WordPress site that I pay extra to have them take care of and update.

I talked to Greg White about it and he’s going to try some things to see if he can fix it and get the spam filters working again. The problem with that is that there’s a possibility that when he resets everything it may also delete our blog subscribers’ addresses. So if you don’t get the blog automatically, you will have to log in and re-subscribe. I apologize in advance if that happens.

Because I don’t know when we’re going to be leaving, or sure how long we’re going to be gone, I am going to upload some travel stories from the Gypsy Journal to post automatically for the next few days, starting about Thursday or Friday.

Along those same lines, there will be no free drawing this week, since I don’t know if we’ll be home or Hurricane Irma refugees for a while. I hope things are back to normal and we can start the drawings again next week.

We have had a lot of calls about our 2002 Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome and some people seem to be very interested, but at this point it is still for sale. If you know anybody in the market for a very nice upscale diesel coach, they can find pictures and information on a special page I set up for it, with lots of info and photos. You can access it here at this Motorhome For Sale link.

A lot of you do your online shopping by clicking this Amazon link or the Amazon Search box at the top right sidebar of this blog. We appreciate that, because when you purchase an item on Amazon any time of the year from one of our links, we earn a small commission, which helps us offset the cost of publishing the blog.

Thought For The Day – Everybody appreciates your honesty until you are honest with them. Then they all think you’re a jerk.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  5 Responses to “Blog Problems And Irma”

  1. Not sure I’d let Greg fix your blog right now since his is broken. 🙂

  2. This is a highly recommended wordpress plugin that you might look at. I personally know hundreds that use this along with myself.

  3. Hope you are taking precautions with your home as well before you leave.
    Are you taking the van or your Motorhome for someplace to stay?
    Safe travels and hopefully it will be an Enjoyable trip.

    It’s about time.

  4. Rick, we are taking the van. When we made reservations, we had hoped the RV would be sold. It’s a football weekend in Tuscaloosa, so every RV park is booked up anyway.

  5. I would recommend Wordfence also. Actually a tech at Godaddy recommended to for me a year or so ago. I’ve been thinking about you guys. Stay safe.

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