I’m finally done re-uploading and re-posting everything. It was a huge undertaking and took me over 40 hours of work to get everything up again, spread over several days. I’m sorry it took so long!
While going through things and re-organizing, I even found two wallpapers that I apparently had uploaded to my deviantart but never to here, or at least they weren’t among my files here. Not sure what happened there. I made them in 2011, and I’m pretty sure I made both of them for a landcomm challenge on Livejournal if I remember correctly
I wanted to re-organize the backend, and the only way to do it cleanly without deleting images I shouldn’t and leaving images I didn’t actually need was a clean restart. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now…
I finally found a username that was free both on Tumblr and Twitter, so I’ve renamed my both: http://intothisshadow.tumblr.com and https://twitter.com/intothisshadow
Marta, my co-web at my Rachel Weisz fansite has adopted the site 😀 It’s propably the most complete RW site currently online and I’d have hated to shut it down after all the work gone into it but I also didn’t want to have it anymore. Marta’s been staff there for about 5 years now and she’s done an awesome job, much more than I have for several years now. I’m very happy to turn the site over to her completely 🙂
I’m still on a little bit of on the fence with The Vampire Diaries fansite – I’m not really into the last couple of seasons, season 8 is rather boring but on the other hand there’s only I think 6 episodes left and then the entire series is over, and I still really want to cap season 2 and maybe also re-cap season 3 from Bluray. So I figure I’ll keep it for now. Otherwise I think I’ve reached an acceptable balance – I just couldn’t bring myself to shut down ALL my fansites/screencaps sites or even to adopt them out because they are just too dear to me. But I shut down/adopted out most of them, and it will free up so much of my time that it should help whole lot. For now. That’s not to say it won’t happen in the (near) future, because I really kind of want to shut them all down but for now, there are few that I can’t.
My Sites page has a current listing of all my sites, social media, deviantart etc. accounts.
My Sites page is current as of today. Also switched it to plugin that makes it look pretty with thumbnails of the sites 🙂
Turned out flaunt.su was interested in the sites I had marked for deletion, so these sites are now owned by flaunt.nu and are up for adoption:
I don’t have anything to do with the sites above anymore, so all questions, requests and adoption applications should be directed to them.
Here’s the current run down of what’s happening with my sites…
Sites that I’m undecided about; I can’t bear to think of giving them up/deleting them but I’m trying to:
Sites offered for adoption; waiting for reply:
Sites adopted out:
- http://www.oded-fehr.net (adopted by the forum co-mod; I’ll stay on for a while to train her and help with the transition because she’s not familiar with running websites)
Site that will be deleted/have already been deleted:
I’ll be closing down at least these sites:
More are likely to follow.
I’ll be closing down my fansites/screenapping sites. I’m not sure which ones yet – I kinda want to close down all of them, really.
Reasons I won’t go into here, and also because they’re taking much of my energy (I’m a spoonie and have been for a few years now) and I feel like I want to try and use what energy I have for more creative pursuits such as writing fanfic and making fanart and non-Internet related creative stuff. Fansites are like a work obligation – I know people want and expect updates often and regularly and I feel like I must do that first before anything else or I’ll feel quilty – but then I don’t have any energy left for creative things. I still love doing fansites but I miss being able to do creative things terribly, and that dissatisfaction is bugging me. I kind of want the feeling of not having obligations to update and monitor sites – even if there’s nothing to update with, there’s always the change that the server will blow up or database problems or hacking or whatever. So while most of the time everything goes smoothy and doesn’t require action, it’s always in the back of my mind that anything and everything could blow up any minute. I can’t remember what not-worrying-about-that feels like.
The ISP switch didn’t go as planned 😥 Contacted my new ISP today and heard that propably next week it’ll be activated. So I’ll be mostly offline for several days – the mobile phone’s Internet is really only good on the phone’s and the tablet – on the laptop it craps out. Can’t even read text sites on the laptop. So everything is on hold until I get a working ADSL connection again.
Think I’ll look at this as a vacation…