In my other life, I run an online community for a bunch of fangirls. A project I’ve happily maintained since 1999 because a) it’s the best way I know how to support someone who generously calls me a friend after 12 years of knowing each other, and b) I’m actually v proud of the friendships and community spirit that it’s generated in recent years.
For reasons I don’t always understand, I’ve been named the resident Goddess. Which is very sweet, even though I sometimes struggle to understand why. Surely someone who is a supposed Goddess isn’t threatened with legal action.*
When I started MiGCentral, it was the only site of its kind. Now, there are at least 6 different competing sites, 3 of them being major competitors. To say there’s underlying tension between the sites is about the biggest understatement of the century. Sure, we all pretend we’re mates, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, everyone seems to be out for each other. I’m learning to laugh at the stupidity of it all, because otherwise it affects me far more than is considered sane.
Most days I love my “job”, but there are days when I just want to toss it all in. There have been times where I almost have. But I’m learning to look beyond the insanity (which most if it is) and focusing on maintaining a community that I’m v proud to be “Goddess” of.
I have no idea why I’m telling you all this, but I’ve found that while there are sites for people who run sites/forums/etc, I’m yet to find an outlet for the bizarre surroundings I’ve found myself in.
* True story. Even though”they” try to deny it a year later :eyeroll: