• @yetAnotherUser@lemmy.ca
    link
    fedilink
    462 months ago

    It’s the first time I’ve ever heard about this website, but it seems like the author’s decision was the best decision they could’ve done, due to how pressured they felt with the conrent creation thing.

        • th3raid0r
          link
          fedilink
          172 months ago

          I mean sure maybe 10 years ago. But most static sites like blogs and such can fit entirely on a cloudflare page worker under the free tier. Or heck, even the free allotment on AWS S3 or other object storage providers.

          I mean, perhaps this isn’t a static site and it’s built on some sort of CMS and has a postgres database in the background. In that case it probably runs around $5 to $10 a month.

          Of course, this all presumes that the person setting this up is fairly savvy about the offerings available. I see a lot of people making silly decisions in this space, thinking that they need some full fat virtual private server, when all they really need is an object storage bucket behind a DNS c-name.

      • @carzian
        link
        82 months ago

        Don’t underestimate the relief of a clean ending. The author isn’t in a good place, it won’t do him any favors to leave it up. He clearly wants to put this chapter of his life behind him.

      • @yetAnotherUser@lemmy.ca
        link
        fedilink
        82 months ago

        I’m thinking that the author is doing this so they avoid thoughts like “the website is still up, why am I not posting anything on it?” We are talking about a person who felt the urge to post at least once every single day of their life, while maintaining a job.

  • Fubarberry
    link
    fedilink
    English
    252 months ago

    Yeah, I can definitely get that being expected to create content regularly wears you out. I wouldn’t personally enjoy the life of a content creator, some days I just want to be quiet and have minimal interaction.

  • @mindlight@lemm.ee
    link
    fedilink
    182 months ago

    As someone who’s been writing for close to ten years now, I would tend to think I would get paid at this point. Or, at least write for a site that would. I can’t begin to describe in words how frustrating and unfair it’s been to see websites that are “younger” than me become so successful that they’re able to write for their site as a full-time job in just one year.

    This is a truth I’ve seen again and again throughout my career (started my career in IT in the 90’s). Just because you’re awesome at something doesn’t guarantee you a fat bank account. The people who most often succeed are the ones that have at least some knowledge of a subject and some understanding of how business work.

    It doesn’t mean anything that you’re the best at what you do if you don’t know how to get the customer to sign the agreement.

  • th3raid0r
    link
    fedilink
    92 months ago

    I guess I didn’t really see the pressure that they were under.

    I hope they heal! But it’s a bummer that such an excellent resource will be taken down.

    I wish more creators were willing to hand their creations to someone who wishes to continue it. But oftentimes, I fear that it’s far too entwined with a person’s identity for that to be common occurrence.

  • @neytjs
    link
    72 months ago

    That’s too bad. I remember reading it some back in 2022 and 2023. Best wishes to the author.