Hello loyal and new readers alike:
I know many of you tried to find me over the last few days, whether on your own or via http://twitter.com/doormats, and got a lovely error message. On Friday, of all days, my server decided to crash. Of course, it happened the one day I actually had a lot of new people coming to me. It was very frustrating and aggravating — but the good news is, I am now on a new server — and I have my very own domain name!
I proudly present….. http://dorishinyblog.com
Now, you might be wondering why my blog is called Dori’s Shiny Blog yet my domain is Dori Shiny Blog. The reason is threefold:
Reason 1: dorisshinyblog looks strange with the double s in the URL.
Reason 2: It reads like Doris Shiny Blog. My name is not Doris.
Reason 3: The double s reminded my brother, Mallory and I of the Schutzstaffel.
The timing of the server problems created an especially big issue for me as I have not one but TWO giveaway contests this week.
I was going to announce the first of the contests today, but the blog is still moving very slowly for me, and it is not being consistent enough for me to feel comfortable trying to draw in lots of people. It wouldn’t be fair to you and it wouldn’t be fair to the companies that are graciously donating their goodies.
I hope to have the first of the contests posted tomorrow. I’ll give you a couple of quick hints about each contest:
Contest 1: Related to my doormat theft story
Contest 2: Will go alongside my review of the blogger cocktail event I attended last week called “A Woman’s Infinite Confidence” at Townhouse Spa in NYC.
So please, check back tomorrow (knock on wood) for my first contest, assuming my blog is working. Working fast enough. Working every time I try to access it. Working, period.
I also want to discuss the experience the boy and I had at Core Fusion Sport at Exhale on Saturday, my first time running outside on Sunday and more!
My apologies for the downtime — I am sorry! I promise the contests will be good.