I wrote about ongoing difficulties with my hosting provider last week. After a few months of considering a switch in providers, I let my frustration guide action and signed up for an account with InMotionHosting. Funnily, while InMotionHosting was recommended to me by a trusted friend, I also received a serendipitous note from one of you recommending them. I’m looking forward to how this all unfolds.
I plan to get to the shifting tomorrow morning. So, please expect a few issues in the coming few days – I hope to get most of the key stuff sorted tomorrow. But, if you have any difficulties getting the email/feeds, you’ll know I’ve likely messed something up. :)
2 small lessons from this experience –
1. I’ve received 5 emails from my soon-to-be previous hosting provider in the last 24 hours alone requesting feedback on last week’s exchange.
I didn’t get to my product review post this week but this is as good a lesson as any – DON’T do this. It should have been abundantly clear that I was frustrated from my 30+ email exchange. This might just be an automated process but there’s really no excuse for this barrage.
2. Always consult a smart friend before and when you make decisions that matter. It is amazing how much good advice there is around you and how much trouble good advice can avoid. As a general rule, when you make important decisions, seek help from a smart friend or two.