As I wrote in this entry, my website’s CPU usage is higher than it should be. I’ve optimized what I could, except for one thing: my website’s theme is pretty out of date, so I’m going to try update it this weekend with a new one and see if that helps.
If I were a web programming pro, I’d figure out how to do it offline and then upload it once I had it perfect. But I’m too lazy to figure out how to do that, so I’m just going to do it live.
My website’s content should be available all weekend, but it’s appearance etc. might be a bit weird while I’m tweaking it, just FYI.
5/20/2012 UPDATE: I’ve made fairly significant under-the-hood changes, which *hopefully* should improve my website’s CPU usage enough so I can start promoting it again without killing my host. Unfortunately, the host only updates my CPU usage once every 24 hours, so I’m still not sure if my changes helped (or hurt?) things yet.
So I’m going to keep this boring default wordpress theme up for now, and see how the site does. If my CPU usage goes down, I’ll probably go in and tweak the look of the site to make it prettier, and re-add in features like twitter feeds and nonsense like that.
It’s super-duper cool that my website is getting more traffic now (even ten days after reddit brought all that traffic here, my site’s still getting 3-5 times as many daily visitors as usual). But it’s also funny that because I’m so close to my CPU limit, I’ve had to postpone updates, and haven’t been able to promote my work because I didn’t want to add fuel to the fire. Ah well.
In any event, I will have a new comic up the first week of June, though not on this site. Can’t give any more details yet, but I’ll let you know when it’s up and where it is. Thanks all!