b5media, owner of this site (and a whole pile of others) has come under fire following a post from b5media President Jeremy Wright discussing the growing infrastructure needs of the organisation.
Jeremy writes that the network has been having uptime issues, and then later comments that the uptime is at 99.53%. Perhaps it was an unfortunate use of words in the post but we are buying a new box as soon as I get our monthly disbursements underway, and I can say now that the uptime here at the Blog Herald on our dedicated box compared to my time at Site5 is bloody brilliant. Sure, sometimes we have busier periods, but we are getting there. Bloggers are being paid, content is being written, and as much as I know all the blogs aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that’s not what the traffic figures are saying. Im reading most of the sites daily, and to me some of them are are totally boring, whilst others are brilliant. But I’m not everyone. For example some of the blogs written by Arieanna (in particular Mischa News and Hilary News) are very sucessful, and yet as much as I appreciate working with Arieanna, and I recognise she’s got a great writing stile, I’m not the least bit interested in the topic. But again, this is me, and I’m not everyone. People like this stuff, and the customer is always right.