The popularity of AffiliateBrand services such as the Amazon Associates Report Notification and the brand new Blog Window widget have caused an enormous load on the AffiliateBrand database which I was using. It's a great story of growing much faster than I anticipated!
As Murphy's Law would have it, just before this problem developed, I left for an overseas trip where I had very limited Internet service. With the Internet connection that I had, I was able to make a post about these problems on my blog: Working through some technical issues with the AffiliateBrand.com site. Unfortunately, I did not have enough bandwidth to fix this problem right away.
I just returned back to the US last night and have had the opportunity to not only make some key architectural changes to the AffiliateBrand site but also move to a more robust, much better loaded system which will withstand several orders of magnitude more load.
If you have been a subscriber of my Amazon Associates Report Notification service, you should have received a notification of Amazon Associates report for yesterday.
If you have been using the Blog Window widget, I know that you may have removed it during the service outage. It is ready to go live again. If you have tried it, you already know that it is a fabulous, 100%-customizable, widget which lets your readers know what posts are popular on your site. The widget has received excellent coverage in the blogosphere, so please feel free to place it back on your blog.
I hope you continue to enjoy AffiliateBrand services and apologize for the down-time you may have experienced.