The blog has been having severe issues over the last few months. The up time in the last month was a miserable 9% (according to pingdom). It seemed to be a problem with the MySQL database and the PhP engine losing connection. Of course, this was intermittent. GoDaddy’s support team would test the connection and find it okay in spite of my providing them logs that clearly identified a problem with the database connection. After a lot of back and forth and not getting a solution, I have finally switched my hosting account to A Small Orange. Far better now although ASO needs to get some of its processes refined and automated.