Well those no good fascists at wordpress.com went ahead and decided to enforce their terms of service and prevent me from hosting my “pornographic” content on their website. I figured it was coming, I prepared as best as I knew how to minimize the damage and now I’m back. Submissive in Seattle is now proudly self owned courtesy of hostgator and I can be as pornographic as I damn well please.
The damage wordpress has done to my work for the last two years is not catastrophic, but it is pretty extensive. On the bright side I was able to back up all my writing and all of my readers comments, and transfer them here. I can still go back and see my old posts and discussions.
On the other hand everything linking to my writing, and all the links from one post to another are dead. Overarching conversations and posts about growth that reference previous thoughts on a given topic no longer link to each other. In theory I could go through and repair each link on my site, one by one, but I doubt I will.
I’ve lost tons of images. All the pictures I uploaded to WordPress as opposed to those inserted via URL are gone. Many of the older pictures were saved only on my old dead laptop and won’t ever be recovered. Since most of these were personal photos, WordPress has ironically left me with only the pornographic images to which they objected.
The biggest loss of course is my standing on the web. I’ve been working hard to be a positive voice for male submission, D/s relationships and BDSM in general. For several search terms and phrases I was a top hit on google. Now I’m back on the bottom of the pile, and my dead blog is still showing up.
So I’m going to be networking like crazy and pimping my new blog till it annoys everyone to tears. Mostly on Twitter, because as you may have heard Tumblr has decided to hide all it’s glorious porn from the viewing public.
Anyway, now that I’m up and running there is lots of work to be done. I’ll definitely appreciate any feedback on the new site or it’s format, as well as anyone sharing my new home with their readers.