I Love My Global Blogging Team!

Twitter is wonderful, isn't it?

Pardon a bit of the dust around here as I’ve been experimenting with a new cloud-based hosting service to see if I can eek out even more performance through WordPress!

I was feeling seriously down yesterday as half the world saw a broken site while the other half saw the site in a number of different states – from somewhat broken, to no CSS styling, to slow load times. Yikes!

Needless to say, I went to bed feeling more than just a bit defeated:

Trust me: It was just one of those days...

I woke up a few hours later to feed my 7 week old daughter and DNS and Nameservers seem to have generally propagated throughout the internet. I pulled a quick traceroute to confirm my suspicion and then a global DNS A Record check:

Traceroute: Don't leave home without it.

WhatsMyDNS.net is a great service... bookmark it!

A few quick changes via SSH, a CDN misfire here (and there), and then a hard reboot brought the site back up. I shot out a quick tweet to the world (for those up at 5:30am):

Love this!

And the responses literally started pouring in from all parts of the world with positive results:

Worldwide Twitter Team!

I had people from Italy, Los Angeles, Australia, Chicago, Germany, Spain, and other stateside locations. A few people even shot me over screenshots from their mobile devices:

Thanks @JoshuaWithers!

All I can say is “WOW…! I have a Global Team of Awesomeness!

Twitter is a wonderful tool and it’s times like these where I really appreciate it’s existence. After a rough day and then trying to wake up early to feed a colicky baby, this was exactly what I needed.

Thanks all! It’s so much more fun as a team!

I’m still doing a lot of tweaking in this new environment and I’ll give you a full review of it when I feel it’s ready for primetime so pardon the dust as it settles.

Also, I lost more than a few comments in the transition – I’m so sorry about that! Next time I’ll put this thing in ‘Maintenance Mode’ so that doesn’t happen again.


Now back to bed.


  • Eric Dye


    • http://john.do John Saddington


  • http://drewcdavid.com Drew C David

    With all of the great content and helpful insight you share, I think your Global Blogging Team can handle few minutes or hours of confusion. The fact that you interact with your “tentbloggers”(and call us awesome)is enough to keep this blogger in Germany coming back.
    Thanks for inspiring what you call “Awesomeness!”

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks drew!

  • http://www.lettertgraphics.com T Jay

    Great to see you back up and running!

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      thanks t jay!

  • http://newbloghosting.com Peter P

    I think I’m seeing it the way it’s supposed to be seen now.


    Has it been 7 weeks already?

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      it has!

  • http://www.randykinnick.com Randy

    Way to leverage global partnerships! :-)

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      i seriously count you guys on my “team.”

  • Isma Martinez

    What’s the app showing your Worldwide Twitter Team?

    • http://john.do John Saddington

      well, one of the services that i use is this real-time analytics app:


      See the 2nd one, church analytics.

      • Isma Martinez

        So cool! Love it!!!
        Looks so worth paying.
        Awesome tool by MilkEngine.
        Will think about it.

        • http://john.do John Saddington

          sure thing! :)