Apologies to anyone who has tried to reach the news blog (tudorhistory.org/blog) today and got a database connection error. I've been trying all the troubleshooting things I can think of on my end and nothing has worked, so I'm guessing it is a problem with the webserver (yet again). If it is still down after I get back from running errands tomorrow, I'll see if I can actually get ahold of my host's tech support!
Update Dec 18 - I think I fixed it! I tried one additional thing that popped in my head while I was trying to fall asleep last night and it seemed to work. I'll do some additional testing later today, but it looks like stuff is running okay for now. Yay! (This is not exactly what I was planning to do with my first few days of winter break....)