I am seriously considering closing all of the fanlistings that I own. I have been with the fanlisting community now for over 10 years and I have seen myself drift further and further away from it. I am just not as interested in them as I used to be. Plus, the community has definitely lost many members over the past couple years. I have seen member after member close all of their listings. I always thought they were crazy. I knew that I would never give up some of my most precious listings. But now, I am considering it. What is wrong with me?! I just don’t spend as much time taking care of them as I should. I have different priorities these days. I don’t neglect them, but I don’t update the layouts or content or anything.
At the height of my obsession with fanlistings, I owned over 100. Now I am down to 25 listings for subjects that mean “the most” to me. But again, some of them just don’t float my boat anymore. I even bought domain addresses for 3 of my listings. It is also going through my head that when it is time to renew the domains, I would just let them expire and move the fanlistings back to the JLM server. Ah, who knows what I will do.
It is kind of sad to think of a fandom ending. The fanlisting community has been part of my life for a long time. It will be hard to part from it. I think that I will still keep my joined listings, so I won’t leave the community completely, yet. Baby steps.
Have you ever had a fandom that has been part of your life for awhile that you have let go?
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