Picking up the pace…

May 6th, 2009 in General by ladymadonna 1
 Rachel

Rachel

Well, what can I say – it’s been a slow start since I brought the website back online in January.  I’m fully aware of this, and I apologize to all of you who have been excited for the website’s return, only to find the pace of updates positively glacial.  There are a host of reasons why the going has been slow these first few months back online, but mostly it comes down to this:  I’m just one guy.  There’s no big company here, no office staff, no formal offices.  Getting the site back online in the first place was a Herculean task, as anyone who has suffered a catastrophic hard disk crash (which is what brought the site down in the first place – both my main drive and my backup – as well as a catastrophic family emergency that unfortunately occurred at exactly the same time) can attest to.  Recovering data is a tricky and tedious process, and getting everything back into posting shape required months of work and hundreds of hours.  Quite frankly, although I made big announcements about the site being back and was excited to share with you all once again, when it came time to resume updates, I found myself simply pooped out.  In short, my heart just wasn’t in it the first half of this year, and it just wasn’t working for me.

Did that mean I didn’t want to do it anymore?  I actually struggled with that question for a while, and decided that no, that wasn’t the case.  I just needed to take a break and catch my breath.  So that’s what I did, and I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding during that time.  I continued to receive orders and other forms of support, and I appreciate that as well.  And now I feel like I’ve caught my breath, I’ve caught up on my work (including answering all of your e-mails – if you were expecting a response from me about something and didn’t get it, please write me once more and I promise I’ll get back to you right away), and I’m ready to get back into weekly updates and generally running the site once more.

Running the site now includes this blog, which will be updated frequently.  Feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed or via e-mail using the convenient form on the right-hand side of this page.  Thanks again for your patience, and I look forward to getting back to where I was a couple of years ago.  See you around!