It’s getting close to 2008 and I just can’t hold back the new changes for the new year! We’re moving into the next generation of web sites. The new and improved AlarminglyStrangeStories.com 2.0 I will be ready by January this year.
I’ll go ahead and let the cat out of the bag right now. The new story section will be a totally interactive fiction source. Writers will no longer send short stories by email. Soon you just logon, like an email account and instantly post your short story. If your story is in a word document, you can cut and paste it into the blogger-like post page. Readers and other writers will be able to post comments which will appear below the story; thus, creating a more interactive forum.
For starters, I’m not going to moderate. If it turns out there are abuses, I’ll start moderating the stories and comments, but since there is little need for that now I’m starting with instant story posting. The neat part is this will not use an outside source or website…I’m creating this out of a blogger program, that I am in the process of designing for the writing community and totally hosted by AlarminglyStrangeStories.com.
Later, we’ll move our blog section to our servers and off Blogger.com with a similar format and hopefully before the end of the year we’ll also have a forum/blogger section for writers so you’s can associate among yourselves like Face Book or MySpace.
So that’s what’s TheWeirdcrap.com is doing for you!
Aside from that, I’ve been thinking about my own New Year’s resolutions and have decided to watch what I buy in those last minute trips to the store. Here’s my list of lethal combinations.
In 2008 I will not buy…
- Feminine napkins, Tylenol and Booze
A case of beer and condoms (but if I
have to, I’ll be sure to wipe that stupid grin off my face)
- Attachments for a breast pump and a box of cereal
Extra-hot salsa and hemorrhoid pads
- (although it’s a good combination to have handy)
An extra-large Metamucil and a month supply of toilet paper (again, no stupid grins)
- A 12-pack of cheap beer – while accompanied by my two daughters
- KY jelly and a playboy
- Booze, coffee, and Aspirin
And Now You Know!
COMING NEXT: Are we there yet!