Hi! Computer at home has crapped itself so craftapalooza may be a little quiet this week. Hopefully I’ll get it sorted this week. I may be a little slow in responding to emails.
On a side note…my blog’s bandwidth had gone through the roof this past month, which was puzzling. It was predicting that at the end of this month I’d be 70% over, eek. Luckily for me Typepad don’t have a pricing schedule in place yet. YET.
So I contacted Typepad to see if they had any suggestions and they did. To quote:
"If there are files that you know are getting a lot of hits and are using too much of your bandwidth, you should definitely look at the Coral site here: http://www.coralcdn.org/
You can take advantage of Coral just by appending .nyud.net:8090 to the file URL. This distribution method is used by larger sites for heavy traffic and will save you a generous amount of bandwidth. So if you are linking to an image named image.gif in your upload folder, the new URL would look like this: http://example.typepad.com.nyud.net:8090/photos/uncategorized/image.gif
You can also use the text box on the Coral home page to convert your file URLs."
So I did this to my sidebar buttons and guess what….my predicted bandwidth changed to 0.8% over this month (as opposed to 70% over!)!! Someone’s been sharing my bandwidth, nice. Probably accidently, but still, I like sharing but, peeps please copy buttons to your own hard drive, upload and host yourselves. If you don’t know how, ask your blog software provider.
On a different note, my mate Em is finally back from the UK. She’s been gone for 2 months! Got to briefly see her yesterday. Cannot believe how much her boys have changed in 2 months. Hopefully she’ll post about her visit and tour of Number 10!!