Welcome to my backup site, which many not be my backup for much longer! As some of you may have noticed my normal site is experiencing issues again! It’s still running and you can see everything as normal, but in the background I’m pulling my hair out with it again! Things are very slow and adding new content isn’t working all the time and basically it’s screwed. I’m at a point with my host (GoDaddy) with just giving up on them, as support is non-existent and the site randomly just stops working more times than I care to mention. The effort and cost of just trying to make it work is just not worth it anymore.
So here we are on my backup, which is back to basics of just posting images and related comments. There is no membership or fancy galleries such as models, but it works!
I’ve spent the last 2 days investigating if this is a viable option to move the site to permanently and it does seem possible. I can pretty much do most things I had on the current site, including a membership option, but there is a down side to it all. I have all my content and posts on here, but they need converting, which with over 4000 posts isn’t a quick task. To give me the flexibility of the site it’s going to cost me extra to set it all up on top of what I’ve already paid for the other site.
I could just give it all up, call it a day and leave the old site running as it is until the end of the year then close it. But I still have a lot of things to share and the part of me that’s not frustrated still enjoys it.
So, I propose to slowly move across to this site and over the coming weeks/months and convert my old posts to appear here. I’ll add new content as well and functionality as I go along, but it will be back to basics for a while. Now the hard bit! To run this new site for a year it’s going to cost approx. £100, which I can cover, but it’s obviously additional cost I’d not planned for. I’ve set up a donation button on the site and anyone willing to donate and help get the site up and running will have my eternal gratitude. It would only take 20 generous people to donate £5 and that would cover the costs for the 1st year.
Finally it’s hosted by wordpress.com so much better and fully stable I hope! But I think to contribute to comments etc you have to have an account initially, but you can use existing accounts like google, facebook etc.
Sorry for the long mail but wanted to let everyone know what was going on and hope everyone understands how frustrating this has been my end. Do let me know what you think either in the comments or by using the contact page I’ve also set up
Update: A very big thank you to everyone who has sent a donation. As I said it all helps however small and means the site continues. Also thank you to all the kind messages of support as they mean a lot and show what I’m doing is appreciated.