What should I do with lost Blog Fiction

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As most of you probably know, I have a forum dedicated only to listing all of the blog fiction available on the internet. I've had it up for a couple years now. Over the last few years some of the Blog Fiction listed has been taken down. That means I have a lot of broken links and etc...

I was getting ready to just outright delete these entries, but something stopped me. Right now I have probably the largest collection of Blog Fiction both past and present. I asked myself, Would I and the internet be losing something if I deleted the last piece of evidence of some of this early blog fiction?

So I wanted to ask you all. Is it worth preserving these links and brief descriptions? Should I move them all to a broken link section? Or maybe I should sync up all the broken links into one topic. Or, maybe I'm being silly, and just need to delete them. I'd love to hear your opinions. The Forums\ is getting pretty clogged up, so I'm setting a deadline for myself. In one week the broken links will be dealt with one way or another.

9 comments:

joel wyatt said...

At first I thought it would be kinda silly. But then, what if one of these bloggers becomes a published author one day? Or an idea that germinated in a blogfic became a blockbuster movie? It would be cool to be able to trace that, if the blog itself is deleted.

That said, a broken link section or topic would probably be the way to go.

Nice to have you back, btw...

Scott Carpenter said...

I feel your pain. I often agonize over how to archive/save old stuff or if I should even bother. I think a broken link section sounds good, to keep around for historical purposes.

Maya said...

Try the wayback machine?

http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

They're not likely to take it down anytime soon so you might as well use it.

DustinM said...

The wayback machine was a good idea. But most of the sites missing, I don't think were big enough to be recorded because I couldn't find any of them there.

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me if the ebook biz of www.darkcastle.com is for real? It looks like they're still developing the site, but the premise looks interesting. Anyway, has anyone here heard of them; and, are they legit? Thanks.

DustinM said...

I don't know if they're for real or a scam. Will mention it later if they turn out to be real.

Carlton Ford said...

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Anonymous said...

I agree with Maya regarding the Wayback Machine. Perhaps a section with dead links that could be searched via the Wayback Machine would be valuable?

Hydrargentium said...

I think a "Dearly Departed" section would be really interesting, if it provided synopses and possibly histories for each blog.

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