You guys are amazing! Support came from everywhere – BDSM blogging friends, Blogging 201 classmates, WordPress staff and HostGator staff.
I got scared after my last post, because Ferns alerted me to one of her old posts on the Domme Chronicles. It seems that last year BDSM blogs were being killed left and right for pornography links, especially monetising them. And here I was blithely discussing, excerpting and linking to rape porn. Yikes. Squarely in the grey area.
If censorship were the only worry, I’d go back to WordPress.com. The witch-hunt is evidently over (for now). But it’s always been a matter of time before I switched over to self-hosting. The coding limitations were frustrating from the start, but I kept telling myself that my joints needed the space to convalesce. And I did indeed go crazy replicating my formatting in six hours flat, but HostGator deserves its reputation for technical support. I’m staying put.
However, the repetitive stress injury has lodged serious complaints, and real life has fallen behind too. I want to keep my promise to publish Abject Submission 3: Only the Gift this Saturday, but after that, no more regular commitments. Unfortunately, I also need to stop tweeting unergonomically. I’ve pruned my account like crazy so maybe I won’t miss too much.
But some happy news too. Today’s featured image is blurry, ill-lit and – for once – all mine! You will see more of my calligraphy in future, starting with a new favicon. And why yes, I am happy to take orders. [cough] Of course.
And thank you, everyone. You know who you are.