On Monday, April 13, 2020, I paid GoDaddy $100 to perform the migration job. GoDaddy said they would email me in five days when the job was completed. They always say that.
Today, four days later, as I was sitting in full-lotus position, meditating and merging with infinity, I abruptly jolted into ordinary consciousness: I have been doing business with GoDaddy for going on thirteen years, I better call them.
Sure enough, when I called, there was no ticket for my manual migration, only the $99 billing to my debit card. Today the GoDaddy girl said it would take ten days. Good thing I called, I told her, GoDaddy would not have done anything until my old hosting account expired on May 1, 2020, and my website was deleted. May Day.
I Guess I Will Probably Live
Everything will be okay here in paradise. There is only the question if this blog or any blogs I write in the next few days will make the hosting migration. I’ll let GoDaddy help me out with that technicality later. The point is: always stay on GoDaddy. The purpose of this blog is to remind myself to call GoDaddy on Friday, April 17th, to check their work. Always check GoDaddy’s work timeline.
HELLO ROBOTS: Image Spamming
Hello Google Bot
Here is a cheap search engine optimization trick. Constantly creating new memes is a way to get the attention of hungry search engine robots. Google bot will just eat up these flowers for days . . .
Blog It or Lose It
The other day Bro. John F. was telling me that he needed to get his truck on the freeway and drive it, so that it doesn’t die from non-use, during the pandemic lock down. If you don’t drive a car, the battery will go down, the seals will start leaking, and rodents will eat important parts underneath the hood. Cars are made to be driven a lot.
Following along the same logic, if you don’t blog or create new pages on your website, you will fall off the search engine rankings. If you are going to pay to host a website then you have to blog. As a result, you get a lot of experimental content, like you see here. Blogs are meant to blog a lot, just like cars are meant to be driven a lot.