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It must be true! Watch out what you wish for

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 7:35 AM

I know, it is not good grammar to end with a preposition, but..... it feels right.

Anyway, I have been on a campaign to stop some particularly annoying spam. Well, I may have overdone it. My cell phone is not receiving ANY e-mails, not just spam.

Anyone else notice an almost eerie silence from the internet?


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Sales are starting to come back. Google kicked in some new analytics and search algorithms and I think it kicked us too!

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 6:45 PM

Maybe the internet in general is being attacked, but I have not heard of anything, YET.

My cell phone e-mail suddenly broke loose this morning. Several hundred showed up and my notification ding would not stop for about 10 minutes. Maybe it was that enema I gave it.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, at 7:45 PM

I can tell you that the employment websites have been very bad the last two weeks and this week also. Even with the bad press, it was ok until a couple weeks ago.

-- Posted by espoontoon on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, at 5:02 PM

Someone mentioned checking the Google search and where we used to on the front page for our product line, we can not find anyone from eBay on the first 8 pages.

Hmmm. Did someone tick off Google?

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, at 1:04 PM

I agree. Even when the economy was getting such bad press (nothing personal T-G) we did not have a shut-off like we are seeing this week.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, at 10:28 AM

The last two weeks have been very slow for me as well, with last week being the slowest, in both quantity and quality of sales, for several years. Strange, I have never noticed a lull in June before.

-- Posted by memyselfi on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, at 8:06 AM

Come to think of it, our eBay sales have suddenly dried up to a trickle too. Strange feeling.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 29, 2011, at 7:38 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.