Last night 6000 people from stumbleupon visited the site in a few short hours, causing me to go over my bandwidth limit of 40GB. After that happened all visitors saw was a “bandwidth exceeded” message.
The site is thankfully back up now, since you’re reading this. It was a terrifying moment as a webmaster to see that the site was down.
I’ve taken some steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I’ve doubled my monthly bandwidth and also signed up for mediatemple hosting, we’ll see if I move the site there soon. They feature *unlimited* bandwidth and that might help me sleep at night.