My website’s dead. It’ll probably be months before I can set up a new one with a different webhost. My domain name will redirect to this blog, for the time being.
I chose to switch webhosts, since mine got rid of the plan I was subscribed to. This would have been fine, had they notified me about the change beforehand, but they never did. (I found out by accident, when re-checking the pricing for my upcoming renewal.) This lack of transparency makes me distrust this webhost too much to upgrade my plan. There were also some nitpicky site issues I never cared for, as a webcomic creator, so if I have to start paying extra for webhosting, I’m gonna do it somewhere that’s more to my liking.
I do have a sense of where I want to go next, but I’m still exploring my options. Choosing to spend this time saving up money, instead of rushing to get a new site in place, so I don’t stress about my budget once I sign up for pricier webhosting.
I’m also still deciding what I should do about the archive for Echo Effect. That webcomic was cancelled long ago, and is currently being rebooted into something wildly different. Do I really want to transfer hundreds of those strips to a new website? Especially after burning myself out doing that very same thing two years ago, when having to leave my previous webhost?! WHO KNOWS.
Naturally, now that I don’t have a website anymore, the premiere of my vampire comic, The Undeath of Me, is put on hold indefinitely. For a long while now, I had been planning to unveil it in March, but my six-month buffer still isn’t complete, so that wouldn’t have been possible even without the loss of my website. I do have more than half that buffer illustrated already, so I like to hope I can still premiere it sometime this year. (No promises, though.)
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