Something very odd went very wrong with my website this week.
Something about Domain Name Servers pointing to the wrong thing. My host (HostDime) had superquick customer service that helped me fix it, but it took another 48 hours to “resolve”, so even though you may have been able to see it, I got nothing but a sad 401 message for a few days.

The timing couldn't have been worse, as I just announced a BIG  decision (and change) with my yarn shop, A Novel Yarn.  I had hoped to talk more about that decision here, in this space, this whole week.

I worried that the decision, coupled with my broken website would look…wrong. Like something was wrong. Like I was absent. Like I had just left.

And then, I realized (again and again).
What's a big deal to me and in my business is not a big deal to my customers. Or my friends.

What seem disasterous to me and in my business barely registers for you (if you even notice at all).

What seems like IS a gigantic decision to me is just mildly interesting for the “public”.

And this is good to remember, for the future:

  • It's probably not ALWAYS going to be a big deal
  • It's probably not disastrous
  • It is probably not going to rock their world as much as it rocks yours.

Or, the Twitter version (which I tweeted as a self-reminder during the decision-making:

Unless you have the nuclear launch codes, this will probably NOT result in DOOM doom DOOM!

3 Comments on Whew!

  1. QuinnCreative
    April 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm (9 years ago)

    “This, too, shall pass.” works both ways–when the website's up, it will crash. And when it crashes, it will be fixed. Worry about what is in your control, when it's not in your control, stop worrying. I do this very badly. But I know it is true.

  2. kjthorp
    April 30, 2010 at 12:31 am (9 years ago)

    It's just super stressful–
    you will get through it. Take some deep breaths and have a great cup of tea.

  3. kjthorp
    April 30, 2010 at 4:31 am (9 years ago)

    It's just super stressful–
    you will get through it. Take some deep breaths and have a great cup of tea.