Well, my old site self-destructed with gnarly malware. Just as well. I had literally not even looked at it in years. And it had never been fully developed, to begin with. I kept the domain. Everyone tells me it’s a good one and I should keep it. I giggle, because I know who had it before me – some Asian bootleg video place that had developed a reputation of sorts before I purchased the name years ago. I actually had interaction with them briefly when their previous business shenanigans were still affecting MY site. They apologized profusely, took care of business, and the site was mostly good – except for the fact that it seemed to be the strongest magnet in the universe for hackers and spammers.
It was fighting a losing battle to keep them off my forums, so I closed that portion of the site – which was a real bummer, since one of the MAIN reasons I like to run a site is for people to be able to DISCUSS things. ((sigh)) And there was no way to keep the creeps from creating accounts – which I never approved, but their stupid hacker slacker names were all in a long list I couldn’t get rid of without also getting rid of any actual humans who might be in the mix.
Finally, with all things going as intensely as they did in the time before and after my father’s death and ever since that time up until recently, my website has not been a really big priority. It lingered there in the back of my mind, but there have been more important things to address. Still are. But we have finally reached a place where I can actually BEGIN to think about writing again. And I NEED to begin thinking about writing again. Badly.
(I kept the original image that came with the theme, because it seemed so appropriate – the sun rising/setting over rough seas. That is how this era of my life feels to me. I am departing the storm, and the morning awaits.)