I am currently going through a weird spot in my writer’s life. In the light of recent events on the site, where I have been among many, who was targeted by spam of multiple e-mail signings to my news feed, I am trying to figure out my spot here. It has been really disheartening to see fifty new email signups on the site a day for a week only to remove them one by one before I can post anything new, because you can clearly see the email addresses have been created by computer. I guess the problem has been solved as there have been none this past two days, but it has shaken me up enough to make me hesitate each time I try to write. Because each time I post the new chapter, I get likes that are not likes. They are empty program glitches that call you to “join our site” and “visit for clicks”. I try not to let it bother me so much, but over the last half a year, it has gotten so bad the WordPress spam filter lets through a lot more than it used to.
So I don’t know what to do. I want to keep this place, because I have invested my time and work in here, but the way I have to battle with the spam is upsetting me enough that when I try to continue with the stories, I simply don’t want to deal with it. It’s depression talking, I know it, but I am currently searching alternatives. It makes me upset, because I would have to move a lot of data and I would be starting over again. Would you, dear readers, follow? Or is it going to be again from complete beginning?
Right now I need to take a break and let my soul heal a little from all the fake signings. I am a writer, I depend on other people’s likes and feedback. To see all the attention on the site and to know it’s fake is making me ill at ease. It’s downright depressing.
I am trying to get back on track with the stories, because I really do like writing about gargoyles and magical worlds and alien stations, but right now I can’t keep up with the timetable I’ve set myself at all. I will keep writing, but I need to figure out my battle plan. Maybe it will include moving the stories elsewhere, though I’ll be keeping this as Station A. But the way it is right now is not working and something has to change, if not for the site, then for me, because I hate how some spamming is causing me writer’s block.
For the time being I’m gonna be doing it slowly, at least twice a week or so, but I can’t promise any dates.