My Terry’s Computer Tips web site ( www.TerrysComputerTips.com ) was picked by FamilyFirst.com to be their web site of the day for Thursday, November 10, 2005. Family First has been the web’s leading site for family-friendly web site reviews since 1995. Their database of over 2000 “family first” site reviews is part of the World Village ( www.worldvillage.com ) family of web sites.
The previous June, I created my www.TerrysComputerTips.com site from computer articles I had written over the years, many of which were on my www.TerryStockdale.com site at the time. Of course, I have continued to write many more articles and expand the site significantly since then.
I also started my weekly email Terry’s Computer Tips newsletter in the same June. The earlier issues are all available in the site’s newsletter archives. Now, of course, the weekly email newsletter still continues. The email newsletter acts as an announcement of the new online issue, it has special “Just For Subscribers” articles and has the table of contents for the online issue.
I was excited to get the call from Family First’s editorial manager. He called to let me know and warn me that Terry’s Computer Tips would be their Site of the Day today.
To Warn Me?
A warning like that could have been very important, depending on where the site was hosted and under what terms. A surge in traffic at some web hosts could result in the site going off-line, while at other web hosts, the site owner could be presented with a surprise charge for exceeding the allowed throughput.
Fortunately, with my Powweb account, I don’t have either of those problems. I have up to 5 GB storage available to me and up to 10 GB per day for throughput on the site, all within the one $93.24 per year hosting package. They have occasional specials that offer additional free months for 1 year or 2 year committments.