Hi everyone. Been a while without any new releases or updates. I have been away long enough, so I’m finally making an update.
So what’s been happening:
The Google Drive links posted on this site get flagged and copyright strikes from time to time. Which I generally restore from a backup account. In case the backup isn’t there, I manually reupload the files.
However, around a couple of months ago, I lost my backup accounts which had most of the files. Thus making it difficult to restore the links.
Afterward, I got busy with IRL stuff, decreasing the time and motivation I had and later on completely stopped bothering with the site. While most of the Drive links stopped working, making this a useless site.
So, need some suggestions on what to do with this site.
- Close it
Just as it sounds, delete the website.
If I’m not going to bother with maintaining the site, it’s better to instead just delete it than mislead people who come to look for stuff.
Personally, it’ll only leave some regrets about vanishing the time and effort I earlier put in. But won’t have to worry and spend on fixing and making new posts.
Slowly work through reuploading and restoring files
This was the thing I was supposed to be doing since a good while ago, but due to lack of time I couldn’t. However, even when having time the huge monumental task of restoring hundreds of links and TBs of data just seems daunting enough that I lose motivation even before I start.
This is an option as well, where I start releasing new posts instead of bothering with fixing the older ones. Perhaps slowly fix them.
The issue here is that 80% of posts on the site are useless atm, which is a lot of content and what the people have been visiting for.
I started this site to make use of my free time and I had some positive experience with one of a similar old website especially the popularity and ad revenue it had.
Now popularity was still great and became a factor for motivation to maintain the site. If people care to visit, in turn I care as well. Ad revenue, well it is what it is, not much to affect whether it is there or not.
Not updating is definitely part of a reason the visitor count is dead. Apart from that, the major visitors were from India (me as well). Where apparently the government put the domain name to ban list of the ISPs. Didn’t really think it was popular enough to warrant that.
Anyways leave your suggestions if you have any. Meanwhile, I’ll see if it’s even technically feasible to get back to uploading.
You’ll automatically get to know what decision was taken later on. Whether the site is unreachable or if you see a new post.