First let me apologize for being gone since December 22nd. It was NOT my intention, nor was it my fault. The hosting company (Hostgator) decided that I violated their Terms of Service by using too many resources like bandwidth and disk space. I made a change to the site to fix the problem but they needed to review the change and then make my site available again. Well, after I made the change, I did what I was supposed to do, and sent an e-mail to their ADMINS telling them what change I made and requested that they make my site available again. I did not hear back from them (and still haven’t) and the site stayed broken. I contacted their tech support so many times, I lost count. Each time they told me there was nothing they could do and I would have to wait for the ADMINS to respond. I was told every time I contacted them that it would be sent to a Supervisor and escalated. Nothing every happened, nobody ever contacted me back.
SO, I needed to find a NEW hosting provider, which I did (Hostinger). There are a lot of hosting providers out there, but I needed one that 1. I could afford and 2. allowed adult gay content. That lowers the number significantly. After doing my research, I found this one. So far, so good. Although I had to try and scrape up almost $200.00 for the cost. The old hosting provider charged me almost $18.00/month for service. This new one wanted me to pay for the whole year at once – with no payment plans. This site is important to me as an outlet for stuff, not just pretty pictures of guys. AND I know how important the site is for some of you too, because you have told me so via e-mail! Thank you so much for the support while the site has been down. I have no idea how many people thought that I had changed the site to require a username and password and just left, but I know for a fact that some of you are still out there and didn’t give up on me and I appreciate it VERY much!
Now for the bad news… Since the old hosting provider would not back up my site because it was “TOO LARGE”, I have to start from scratch… over 12 years of blog, poof – up in smoke… This is REALLY hard for me to come to terms with, but I am glad that I was smart enough to literally save EVERY picture I have ever posted to the old site! Nearly 200,000 pictures! I still have tens of thousands of pictures that I have not yet posted so don’t worry, I am not going to just go back and re-post all the old pictures. I get more and more pictures each day, so I don’t think I will run out of pictures to post for you guys!
As sad and as angry as I am to have lost all those years of hard work, I am still a little excited to be starting over. I will still be posting all your favorites – Self Portrait Saturday’s, Sunday Funnies and the Who Would You Do? polls. But I would also like to hear from you guys about the style of the site and what you would like to see in the future. I can’t promise that I will use every suggestion, because this is still is my site and I have to like what I post. But please drop me an e-mail if you have an idea of something you think everyone would like to see. It is going to take me a while to get everything flowing smoothly again so please be patient, but also tell me if something is not working right. It is my goal to make the site load on all browsers and mobile devices, but the only way I will know if something is not working is if you tell me.
AND because I DID save all the photos from the old site, I am still offering a 64GB thumb drive loaded with all of the old photos for those who wish to donate $100.00USD or more. If you are interested, please feel free to e-mail me at: [email protected].
Again, THANK YOU for all of you who have stuck with me and are still here! Picture posts should resume this week!