Iíll be closing down my fansites/screenapping sites. Iím not sure which ones yet Ė I kinda want to close down all of them, really.
Some reasons I wonít go into here, and also because theyíre taking much of my energy (Iím 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 Ė I know people want and expect updates often and regularly and I feel like I must do that first before anything else. Iíll feel quilty if I don't. But then I donít 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 chance 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.
This site is also more complicated because I feel like I can close down the gallery and the main site okay, because I've done the majority of work on building them. BUT I feel like I don't have the permission to close down the fanfic sections and that I have the responsibility to either keep them going myself, or finding them a new home (any takers?) because I adopted them from other people, and other people's fic make up them. I also just hate the thought of all of that wonderful fic lost forever. Most of it isn't available anywhere else. Too many fandom and fanfic sites I have loved with unique fic on them have gone up in smoke entirely, or become broken-links galore and I'd hate to do that same thing to other fans.
So, I've no idea what to do about this site... would anyone here like to adopt it from me? I'd be willing to let someone take it off my hands...