At the beginning of May (2009) I suddenly found myself with a pressing need to find a new home on the web for my fanfic. For many years now I had used a simple Geocities website for this purpose, despite having tried other websites (Homestead and Crosswinds just to name a few) no matter how many I tried I always found Geocities to be the best. Now granted I didn't use my other sites for hosting fanfic, but there was more than one reason for that - Geocities was the most simple and easy to use.
The funny, or sad thing depending on your point of view is that if this had happened at another time I would have probably been able to shell out the cash to keep my humble Geocities website. However, their timing sucks for both of us, I'm not bashing them for making the decision they did - they aren't the first free site to go the way of paying, their only crime is being the only one to do so when I'm in a bad money place myself so I can't afford to upgrade to a paid website right now.
Oh well, Geocities loss will end up being InsaneJournals gain, if things don't go pear shaped between me and InsaneJournal, and I don't see why it would since it is well known that IJ doesn't mind the fanfic. Yes, I'm starting out here as a draining leech here with the free account, but when (if) things get better I'll probably upgrade to paid account - back when things went really screwy on LiveJournal I started to come over here and buy a PermAccount, but at the time I simply didn't need another journal service and didn't see that I would ever need one. Short-sighted of me. ;)
Now this will probably end up looking a lot like my website, though some things will be different. *laughs* I hadn't updated my Geocities site since 2006, but was actually planning a massive update and a smallish overhaul of said site later in the year. Love the irony here.
I know I could use tags to make finding my fic/fanfic easier, but I discovered with my LiveJournal that I suck when it comes to using tags, so what I decided to do was post-date two entries - this one and the one that will act as an "opening page" containing quick and easy links to my fics/fanfics and other stuff that will eventually all be on this journal. One plus in moving my "website" here is that considering the ease of updating (no having to insert html coding to make sure it'll look right, and on Geocities I had to handcode or suffer a bunch of useless code being inserted
) I will probably update things far more often than I did on Geocities.
One last thing - even if you don't have an InsaneJournal if you can see the entry you can comment on it. That's right this journal will remain open to Anon commenting, but
I will be screening Anon comments. I don't really want to screen anything (more work for me), but I know from my Geocities questbook and LiveJournal that there are people (companies) out there who will abuse Anon commenting, and I get tired of seeing "EMMA ENLARGE YOUR PENIS TODAY!" For one, if there is a man out there named Emma I feel for him, truly I do, for second I DON'T HAVE A PENIS! And, no, I don't want to try your meds or your super kwel software/hardware, or anything else you may want to sell me. K? Thanks.I'm probably going to open this journal up sooner than I originally planned (originally I was going to wait until I had everything moved over here), because getting all my fic/fanfic over here is going to take forever - I suppose I should be grateful that most of my fanfics (especially the older ones) are short stories. To give you an idea, I decided to do this in ABC order, and I'm only about half-way finished with the first section. I knew I'd been writing a while, but I didn't realize I had quite so much fanfic. Current Mood: sick