I’m sad about the old site. In my mind, it was always going to be there. Even if we moved on, it was my intention to keep it up so others could find the conversations and benefit from them. That’s still my intention, but I’m realizing that indefinitely paying the full hosting costs of a site that’s no longer active is maybe a little financially wacky. In my dreams, I’m going to be able to get them to drop it back to a free site with advertising, or to a more basic plan with less storage. Then we can leave it up indefinitely. It might be too massive for that though. Don’t worry, I’m not going to do anything right away because that site is the signpost to send people over here. But if there are posts or files or photos you want to keep, you might want to start saving them. [@georgiefear] mentioned the Wayback Machine https://archive.org/web/ as a way to recover the lost content. It did archive the site 98 times over the years. The problem is that the support forums were private and invisible to search engines, so it couldn’t crawl the journals to save them. There is a part of me, the one that has learned to live in the moment and keep moving forward, that is happy to let go of all that and carry on. Some of you may recall my years of posts over at Skwigg.com. When I unpublished that site, I didn’t delete it. I thought for sure I would need all that content for some reason. Years later, I’ve never looked at it one time, so maybe not! And if I ever needed it, it’s in the Wayback Machine for all eternity.
top of page
bottom of page