Why The Return To Blogger: An Asplanation
Before anything else, your horses: hold them!
Ah, the insufferable page loading time, the incessant error 500 messages, the slow loading. Yeah, I miss all that WordPress-related shit, too. Especially NOW that, with our return to Blogger (now out of Beta), FAD’s pages will be served lightning fast. Ain’t that great?
The main reasons behind this drastic move are technical and financial: WordPress demands a lot of time in terms of its updates. And when something gets broken (thanks to all the plugins), we were forced to find the proverbial needle in the haystack. Now who has time for that? I don’t.
Also, FAD’s then-dedicated server couldn’t keep up with the growing number of visitors–that’s why the error 500 messages were becoming more and more common and very irritating. There you were, you just clicked on another cameltoe picture of Paulene So, and pfft!—Error 500 page, Mr Two Dogs Fucking. It doesn’t really sound like pfft!, but you get it.
And economic: FAD’s growing number of visitors requires an even expensive dedicated server, something to the tune of $800 a month. We’re not exactly rolling on obscene piles of cash here, so that left us caught on the horns of a dilemma: if we don’t upgrade to faster, more expensive servers, all our FAD-surfing experience would continue to deteriorate in the long run, to the point when you really don’t want new readers anymore. Now that’s crazy: who wouldn’t want new readers? No FADdict left behind, right?
On the other hand, we took another look at Google’s old blogging platform, Blogger, and realized things are no longer as sucky as they used to be. Great improvements, I tell ya! And hey, the whole thing’s hassle-free. With no more technical stuff to deal with, we’d be able to focus on the things that really matter: blogging about tits. That’s the cream of it. That’s the reason why FAD was created in the first place, four freaking years ago, regardless of the medium this shiny golden shit is delivered.
So having said that, and if you could ignore Blogger’s not-so-cool Warning Page, we’re moving on to even better things. We’re staying here for now. Go tell your friends we’re cool.
BTW, as the domain is updated to point to Blogger’s own servers, you may experience some weird things in the next couple of days, like Server Not Found error pages. So if you’re readin this, to be safe, make sure to include the “www” when typing FAD’s URL, mmmkay?
Also: many readers in certain parts of the world may still see Server Not Found pages as Blogger’s servers are updated, and are unable to access FAD, hence the current lower number of online readers. This should be resolved in a few days.
Also also: the Search Box on the upper right sidebar is crap. If you search something like “Sora Aoi,” you might not get any result at all. So fuck that, just click on the label (Categories).
And Most Importantly:
We still need fun-loving contributor-bloggers. If you wanna join in the fun, send an email to email@example.com with a few paragraphs of your sample writing and why, despite this being a non-paying purely-for-fun gig, you want to join FAD’s prestigious, incredibly smart and manly pool of bloggers.