The Difference One Day Can Make

It’s incredible how large of an impact a single link from a high-traffic social bookmarking website like or will make in popularizing another website. recently experienced this kind of immediate popularity, and the overwhelming amount of requests for yesterday’s article caused a traffic spike that crippled the web server performance so drastically my hosting service suspended my account — it was exciting.

It was disappointing, however, to think about how thousands of people were trying to access my website and were only seeing an embarrassing “Account Suspended” error message.

Nevertheless, it’s quite encouraging to know that I have the ability to write an article capable of drawing that much attention to itself. Yesterday was therefore an important milestone in my blogging career — to me, it means that people are genuinely interested in what I have to say. Site Traffic, May 2007Within five hours, my article discussing 10 Reasons It Doesn’t Pay To Be “The Computer Guy” was viewed by almost 13,000 unique readers.

I never anticipated my site would become so popular so fast. Barely one month since LifeReboot’s debut, it has already gained an impressive audience — a feat which I imagined would probably require at least six months of writing.

In the past 24 hours, I’ve successfully migrated the entire site to a new high-volume hosting provider. Therefore, will likely be able to handle large amounts of site traffic for future articles.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting, and sharing — you’re all helping me believe in my dream.

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5 Responses to “The Difference One Day Can Make”

#1 Carlos on 07, May, 2007 at 10:26 am

Ever since the beginning your websites have been intriguing and very honest. Keep up the good work bro!

#2 Shaun Boyd on 07, May, 2007 at 10:56 am

Thanks for leaving such supportive comments, and for making a donation. You’re a good friend and I enjoy remembering how you’re one of my original fans.

#3 David on 08, May, 2007 at 11:53 pm

I found the article on ‘the computer guy’ one of the best reads I had in a while. Laugh out loud moments. It reminds me of the conversations we had when we worked together. Carlos and I were reading it at the office and were pinpointing some things that must have been from your experiences from your stint at CL (I figured some prison slang was in order). Proud of the site. Now I just need to find time to read everything.

#4 Shaun Boyd on 09, May, 2007 at 7:47 am

Thanks for commenting on, linking to, and being proud of the site. Hope your day at CL today won’t be too stressful with Carl out for his birthday! Wish him a happy one for me.

#5 Chuck P on 22, Oct, 2010 at 6:26 am

Thanks so much for “the computer guy” article. I used to run tech support for my company and I still have people walk right up behind me and ask me questions, it doesn’t matter that I’ve been an engineer for 5 years and haven’t done tech support since then. Everything you said was my experience too and a lot of those things have happened to me. The best one was, a woman at work bought a new sound system at home and asked me to come over “because I know about ‘those things'” – I was like “sure, but I’m expensive, I charge $100 an hour” she replied, “that’s too expensive” and I said “yeah, the store might contract someone cheaper”. LOL

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