I’m in a retrospective mood, and been pondering on my fandom activities over the years. Most of my participation has been for the character of Angel or the Buffy/Angel relationship. I doubt I would have done any of this without the support of my family – all of whom I’ve roped in to write stories, make graphics, help with ideas, etc, and in particular – Mike’s technical know-how and support has been staggering. Friends have also learnt not to ask if they can help, because I do
take them up on it! Over and over…
So – I made my fandom debut online in January 2001. I have made a total of 17 places for you to visit and enjoy, including websites, journals and a B/A forum. Not all of these were a success, I have to say, and some have closed or are no longer being updated.
Some could not have been done without a tremendous amount of support from friends and other fans, and to those people, I want to say thank you. You know who you are.
I’ve also hosted lots of popular events like Midnight Madness, Cookie Day and IWRY.
I’ve made (with huge support from Mike and my husband) a load of pictures, wallpapers, animated gifs and avatars.
And a whole variety of other content, including:
Games, e-cards, Advent Calendars
I’ve written and posted 98 stories – though some are better than others!
In addition, I’m really proud of the fact that over the years I have held dozens of fiction challenges and therefore provoked hundreds of new stories and graphics.
But the best thing about all of this? Meeting so many of you through my endeavours – its made all that hard work so worthwhile.
Thank you all for being there.