This is going to be my last new post here.
A friend set up this site for me when the hosting company was running an introduction offer – 2 years of completely free hosting. He wanted to set up an online store, selling cross stitch and Stephen King novels. Hence the domain name. But we drifted apart soon after, leaving me with a site and no idea of what to do with it. I already had a Blogger site at the time. But then Blogger started having issues, and I realized that I could put up a blog here and either import the Blogger entries when it finally let me in again or just start fresh. I found a free piece of software online that would allow me to self-publish rather than go through a service and went to town. I must have eventually figured out how to import, because there’s entries from 2003 that say that that pictures were uploaded to Webshots.
Anyway, the two years of free time ran out, and by then I was pretty well entrenched here. But I was posting a little of everything in the same place, and I was starting to feel a bit uncomfortable having my attempts at dieting documented along side my cross stitch stuff along side anything else I happened to feel like posting. I signed up for a page on LiveJournal so I could put all that more personal stuff behind a log-in wall and have some semblance of control over who had access.
My hosting package hasn’t increased in price since the free time ran out, but the package no longer exists. I can’t even change my billing date without losing my grandfathered status. And while it’s not a lot of money on a monthly basis (even though it’s billed quarterly, which feels like more of a hit) my financial status is such that I could be putting that money to much better use elsewhere. I also haven’t had as much time for crafts as I used to, so I haven’t had much reason to post here.
I believe my package expires on December 1, 2012. I will not be renewing. I don’t know if any of my data will be available after that date for any amount of time. I’m going to spend the next 2 months copying posts to my LiveJournal, signing up for an account with a free picture hosting company and re-uploading images there, and editing links. I’ll probably manually delete files from here as I go so I can keep track of what’s been changed.
I’ll still be reading and commenting on your various blogs. I’m not going away. Times have changed and I need to change with them. I love you all!