The blog was down for a while tonight. The culprit was my access log that had maxed the allotted space on the server.
In one year almost to the day my access log was 136GB. 136GB! That meant that another piece of the puzzle didn’t have room to do its job, and that is why the blog went down.
This was, in a sense, good news. It means that the traffic here is, in the word used by the guy who helped fix this, “impressive”.
We are installing some bells and whistles which will allow me to get some alerts so we can stay ahead of the space issues on the server.
Thanks for the patience!