Epic rambly blog post in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .
If I could actually decide on one word to describe myself, it might just be indecisive. Maybe. Possibly. Or not. I’m not sure. I changed my mind. Let’s talk about something else.
Sometimes I think about pulling old stories from FFn. Namely the one-shots. Not being a big one-shot reader, I feel like they clutter up my story list. It used to be fine when there were only a couple. And now it’s like Author has written a bazillionty stories for Twilight. But really, I’ve only written three and a half.
Maybe I should just chalk it up to being anal and let it go. It’s kind of cool to be like, yeah I’ve been here a while. I haz all these stories! On the other hand, some of them kind of make me cringe. I’ve come a long way in the past 3+ years and I think it shows. The link to my blog is on my FFn profile, and if someone really, really wanted to read my old, mediocre one-shots, they could find them here.
If I could get the same traffic by putting stories solely on my blog as I do on FFn, it would be the only place I post. But that’s not the interwebs we live in, and it seems like FFn is the popular choice among the fandom despite prohibiting anything with an MA rating.
Currently Adore, Adore and Adore Me reside on both AO3 and FictionPad, and it’s kind of driving me crazy. I feel like I’m being hoored out on the Internet. Okay, not really. But I am anal about my stuff. When I find an error, I like to fix it. Everywhere. It’s one of the main reasons I stopped cross-posting to TWCS. That and their website is painful to post on, look at, and navigate. But there I go digressing again.
I like using FFn. I like reading on FFn. There’s even a kickass iPhone app I use called Pocket Fiction. I’m afraid if my stuff isn’t on FFn, people won’t read it. But then I think, if I want more readers, wouldn’t it make sense to post in multiple places?
Now that Adore has been removed, I have mixed feelings about FFn. I don’t blame them for doing it. No matter how lackadaisical they are when it comes to enforcing their policy, they are still clear about their rules. It’s not anyone’s place to say whether their reasons are right or wrong. It’s their site and they can run it however they see fit.
Do I feel bad about violating their ToS? Not really. I feel like if they really cared, they would strictly enforce the rules. Have you ever uploaded copyrighted content to YouTube? Those bastards will flag your account within the hour.
I’ve considered reposting Adore to FFn, but then I think, instead of putting prohibited content on FFn, maybe I should just move everything to the other fiction archives. Not because I want to punish FFn or because the loss of traffic they will suffer in the wake of my flounce will even make a dent in their stats, but because I should be supporting the smaller sites that give readers what they want. Sites that listen to feedback and make changes accordingly. Because by not posting on FFn at all, those other sites will get traffic that they otherwise wouldn’t have, even if my readership suffers because of it.
But dammut. FFn is just so aesthetically pleasing!
I have yet to decide what to do, but I feel like it’s time for a change.
I’m not sure if I got off topic, because I don’t even know what the subject was to begin with. I just needed to rant. If you made it this far, thanks for lending an ear.