Red alert! Trauma-drama straight ahead! You know how you’re all like, “Ugh, Monday’s bite big monkey balls?” Yep, that was pretty much that my day–and then I checked my email and read a note from Blogger which said, “You know that site you slaved over for over three years? You know, the one you wore like a badge of honor? Oh yeah, it’s gone. And those 1300 posts you wrote? Yep, those are gone good. But we hope you have a nice day.”
Way to make a crappy day–just that much worse.
It’s a been a couple of bad months here at Crazy, I’ve been a lot of take down notices lately and from what I understood from the emails I received that they said I could, after removing the content in question, repost it. However, if I kept getting them they would take down my site. Since, the information I was given was never clear on what content was in question, I figured the safest course of action was to just take it on the chin and not repost them. I certainly didn’t want my site to be in jeopardy. Here’s what was not clear in the email–it wasn’t a matter of that post getting multiple takedown notices it was the site in general and that by choosing to be ‘safe’ I was ultimately implying guilt on my own part.
Now, I’ve never, ever hosted videos here, and I think I’ve made a point to be vocally pro-legally watching dramas. So for me to get caught in the crosshairs of evil minions plotting the demise of my precious site? Shocking. But as bad as that is? It’s the loss of 3 years worth of posts, basically 3 years of my life, gone in an instant which was almost unimaginable.
But there it is.
And now it’s decision time. Where do I go next? Do I fight it and risk a lawsuit if they should decide to take it that far? Should I just let Crazy die a sad death? Or should I try to make a go of it. Each of these options have pros and cons. Fighting takes time and money, both of which I don’t have. On the other hand, I truly think that they have taken me down in error, as according to Chilling Effects, all the other sites affected were illegal streaming sights.
Letting Crazy die would be sad. So sad I can hardly imagine it. What would I do with my life? Upside? I would actually have time to have a life. Imagine all of the kdramas I could watch if I didn’t put in the time here? Or I could, I don’t know, leave my apartment. Not to mention the fact that after the Ultimate Khottie Battle debacle, Crazy For Kdrama hasn’t been the happy home it once was. (Way to go few bad apples spoiling the crate.) But again, the thought about keeping all of my thoughts to myself, not being able to interact with readers and now friends? It would be like missing an arm.
Then it comes down to rebuilding. Luckily, thanks to the greatness that is Cherry Cordial, I now have access to about a year and a half worth of posts. So while yes, I still lose another year and a half of work, at least it’s not such a scary place as having to start completely from scratch. But the idea of beginning again? Is a scary thing. And what do I do if it happens again? There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason as to these notices, or why I was hit so hard while others doing the exact same thing are fine.
After much talking with friends, and lots of support from people like you (thank you so much for the nice comments and thoughts, you made what was truly one of the worst days and gave a bright light to it) I’ve decided to go forward. I’m not sure if I’m going to fight for those past posts, or what I’m going to do in the future, but for now, I’m going to keep going forward. As I’m super competitive, I’ve decided to take this on as a challenge, I’m going to make it bigger and better and anyone who wants to take it from me had better watch out!
Ahem, I say this from the safety of my computer but I’m going to do my best to keep my chin up while also keep my nose to the grindstone. I plan in the interim to put posts here, while I put together a self hosting site. This being said, while it will take a while to get back on my feet, I hope you bear with me.
I am going to put out a weird request, if anyone uses a blog reader like Cherry does (she uses feedly.com) and happened to have subscribed to me before 5/13, you would have access to some of my older posts too! (Unfortunately, this is where most of my reviews lived.) If you do, I would greatly appreciate the help. Also, if you know of a good hosting company, that would also be super great.
Kdrama backhugs and fish-eyed kisses,