For blog-readers only:
My site, Insolitology, is up again! Hallelujah!
I had a little page that reviewed "Pro-Ana" sites. The page is down because it generated so much interest, it crashed our site.
A "Pro-Ana" site is a website made by either an anorectic or a pseudo-anorectic, who proposes that anorexia is a right and a lifestyle choice, and should not be stopped or cured. Incidentally, my page wasn't exactly "pro-ana." After all, Insolitology is a site dedicated to internet crackpots. We don't add sites willy-nilly (like God decides morality).
Someone found our page through a search on google for "pro-ana," (or a look-see at site stats) and started a message-board thread. Nothing like criticism and controversy to promote a site, eh? Well, it worked. We took the page down because we wanted people to see all of the long, long overdue updates we had made to our site. Franc put on a disclaimer saying "sorry, due to traffic, this page" blah blah blah. Wouldn't you know it, the page hit soared after that, and we exceeded bandwidth?
Anyway, there are a lot of little elves out there sitting in their bedrooms with the full-length mirrors and posters of Mary-Kate and Ashley, feeling oh-so satisfied with themselves. That's good, because usually they don't think too highly of themselves anyway. Unfortunately, kiddos, the site is back on a new server, and we have a great deal more bandwidth than we had before. So suck it.
I hope they enjoyed my chili recipe. It is really worth a try.