Welcome to my new and (hopefully!) improved website!
The old site was a bit dated and had a few other issues, so as we were ditching Yahoo! (more on this a little later) as our hosting service it seemed like a good time to give the site a face lift.
The menu at the top of each page will let you easily navigate around the site. Simply use the pull-downs to get around.
Some old links in Twitter posts and emails may now be broken, but the full URL of http://www.melodeeaaron.com will always get you to the site. You can use the menus or even do a search of the site from there.
Not everything is done as of this writing…there are more Free Reads to be added (though there are 3 full novels there now) as well as a few other little things. It will also likely be next week before I get back to posting the THWT questions (on Tuesdays) and my Rules for Authors (on Fridays), so please be patient.
Also please note that even if you had an account on my old site, you will need to create a new account in order to post comments to my blog. Once you have created an account, you will be able to post comments, however, your first comment will be held for moderation. Once approved, you will be able to enter comments that will go live immediately.
To create your account, select USERS and then REGISTER from the menu. Other tabs under USERS can be used to manage your account.
Now, I promised you a little more about the split with Yahoo!
In a nutshell, Yahoo! is no longer a very good value. They charge more than twice as much for web hosting than most other providers, their software is typically 3-4 versions out of date (and so a HUGE security risk), and their customer service is all but non-existent. After careful review (we had been with Yahoo! for more than a decade) the decision was made to pull all of the nearly 5,000 web sites we had on Yahoo! hosts and move to a different provider. We will also be pulling almost 10,000 paid email accounts from Yahoo! as well. You might want to sell that stock now.
Sadly, this is a purely business decision based on costs, risks, and other such mundane factors. No matter what, it’s hard to just walk away from a relationship spanning that many years.
And in case you’re wondering, we are now using three different hosts for the varied websites. This particular site is being hosted by siteground.com and we are, so far, very pleased with the service and support.
So, there you have it!
Please check back often as the site is finalized. You may need to refresh your browser (CTRL+F5 on most systems) to get the latest version.