The site was down for quite a while — most of the past three days, in fact — due either to its being migrated to a new server or to a “fatal error” in a plug-in. Or maybe it was just a case of virtual epizootic.
Whatever the problem was, it’s fixed now — except, as you may have noticed, the sidebars are all gone. A sidebar plug-in was where the fatal error was buried, so it had to be shut down.
Some days I long to go back to the era of typewriters.
As of Sunday evening it was back up and I decided to skip the now-two-days-late giveaway posting. I’ll start again on Friday.
But here’s the point I really hope to make: The end of the day Monday, Sept. 23 is your last chance to vote for the Plutus Awards, and I’m hoping that my daughter, Abigail Perry, will at least make the finals in the “Best Kept Secret” category. For more on why I think she’s a match, see my previous post on the subject.
All you have to is click on this link and her site’s URL will automatically be filled in. Then you just enter your own information (name, e-mail and whether or not you’re a PF blogger), scroll a bit further down and hit “nominate.”
That’s it! You’re done. Tell your friends how easy it is.
No, seriously: Tell them. I’d take it as a personal favor if you forwarded this piece to friends or shared it on social media. Neither Abby nor I could be called particularly adept at self-promotion (or, for that matter, at using social media) so I’m acutely aware that writers with more PR savvy could nudge her out of the running. That’s the nature of contests.
Here’s hoping that I report back from the 2013 Financial Blogger Conference that Abby got called to the podium to accept the award. If she doesn’t? We’ll still have a great time. But who doesn’t want a Plutus Award trophy badge on her website?