after much thought, some major sections of my site have been closed for good. a few were still waiting to be redesigned and put back online, but one has been a very popular part of my site for a long time. basically, it was just time to let go.
and i probably should let go of more.
thing is, my writing has taken over my time. diiwg keeps me busy. next week i start revising my novel and i have half a dozen shorts in various stages of being written and revised. what little time not spent on my writing is generally spent with family, reading, taking a break. but that time is very limited indeed - my plate is quite full.
and i know that if a section isn't yet online for the site, it probably never will be. i evaluated each one and then dumped them. so, gone is the spirit pages. i enjoyed that time in my life, but i don't have time to put the pages up. the elven dreamers webring will be closed completely. even when the page worked i didn't get a lot of members. i'm still considering whether or not i should close expressions. it has been a pain trying to get people to participate. actually, i am closing expressions. it's just too much work any more. without the collab part of it, it's apointless ring (and i really do have enough rings to manage right now.)
however, the one closure that will upset more than a few people i know is the DominoDesigns linkware section. the last time i updated anything was over 6 months ago. the last time i posted a brand new set was over 2 years ago. these are good clues that i probably will not be making anything new for them any time soon. that and, as noted in a previous entry, i have to make choices on what i will focus on. do miss dd? a little, but only a little. i used to miss it a lot, but writing seems to take care of my creativity needs and then some.
so, the linkware is gone, but i kept the textures, seamless tiles, tubes, and bp presets. the last 2 i will probably never get updated ever again, but designers use them. the textures and tiles are easy to create and a nice break from writing when i need it. and both are immensely popular. so, they will stay, as will the textures ring.
this stuff is really nothing. if i had the entire site that i've had developed over the years up, domynoes.com would probably be twice the size it is now.
and people get lost enough as it is.
site of the moment:
ring/clique of the moment:
word of the moment: inviolable
secure from violation or profanation; secure from assault or trespass