I’ve been playing this song recently. 3 reasons:
Hey, it’s the disappearing me, back again. This time to share an experience that completely surprised me (in the best way).
The Background: Hosting this site isn’t free and costs were not getting any cheaper. Still, I wanted to keep this place alive, even though I hadn’t updated in awhile, so I did. No one, except my wife and dad, knew it was any issue.
About 2 weeks ago: I get an email, unsolicited, from a web hosting company, SiteGround. Here’s a snippet:
[We] went through your website, and… think that what you are doing is both extremely brave and awesome. This site needs to remain online.
We will be more than happy to provide you with free hosting.”
Jaw. Drop. I mean, come on. At a time when I was almost considering ending cancerlifeandme.com. Now came relief, security, and that thing I crave so much and that refills me: peace of mind.
So, all that being said, turns out SiteGround isn’t just a rinky-dink web host. They are considered (after researching) a top WordPress web host company. WordPress is the software that runs this site, FYI. SiteGround makes sure it is accessible and online. They even handled moving my site from my previous web hosting company (and will do that for free, as a courtesy to regular customers, too).
AND… they are affordable. Even MORE with their Halloween sale coming up. Click below to receive 70% off their already low rates. The promotion runs this weekend from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2:
Is this an ad for them? Of COURSE it is. But damn it, they are amazing, and kind, and generous, and have awesome staff, and they deserve some good press! So there.
SiteGround, thank you so much.
The show “Louie” premiered it’s fourth season this past Monday, with an episode titled, “Back.” In it, Louie (Louis C.K.) visits a doctor for a consultation on back pain. This is a great depiction of an apathetic doctor, and almost feels like the ultimate answer I received after all the appointments/tests:
Even still, the doctor (Charles Grodin) does drop a grain of wisdom during his half-assed evaluation, when he says, “Every second spent without back pain is a lucky second. String enough of those lucky seconds together, you have a lucky minute.”