Before I get to the nitty-gritty, someone, somewhere is probably wondering, “Why isn’t TheWeirdcrap.com never updated like it used to be?”
Well, the reason is the old site is running on a design I made about nine years ago, and hasn’t changed much since. Currently, I’m working on a much better version and the site will slowly change one section at a time, starting with “AlarminglyStrangeStories.com.” In the past, writers submitted stories via email, and I posted them manually –very time consuming.. Then I updated the archives and the front page. If I was busy, stuff never got done and the site would go stagnant.
Soon, it change to “MyStrangeStories.com”, a totally interactive site. It will have the look and feel of the old site with a few bonuses. Users will login and post their own stories. As long as there are no abuses, users will be able to post stories without moderation. Readers will also be able to post comments to the story where is will be immediately visible on the web. Like before, as long as there are no abuses, the comments will post without moderation.
On the technical side, by using already existing blogger software (WordPress.org), the archives will be posted and the stories will even be broken down by genre all by auto-magic! The home page of TheWeirdcrap.com will also be updated automatically, so if I’m busy and you’re not, stuff will get done! I still got a few bugs to work out, so don’t logon and post stories yet.
It’s more than an idea at this time, it’s almost completed. This is very exciting for me, because I got the idea about two years ago, but couldn’t design anything with blogger software that had the look and feel of the old site. I had no idea how to do it and dropped the idea. With a little homework, luck, and sweat my dream will soon be a reality!
And Now You Know!
COMING NEXT: Cheny and that darn military coup he keeps promising.