Very strange. I just discovered that the first part of this entire post didn’t copy onto the page. Weird, but probably for the better. My comments were mostly why the site failed in the end, that Autho kind of did it to themselves when they poured a bunch of money into this new revamp, but ignored every one of their main users’ requests, even after those users were beating down doors to get their points across.
And now onward to the part of the post that did make it :).
But alas, I didn’t write this post simply to bash Authonomy. My frustration comes from my love for the site. To see it hacked up into a shell of itself was hard for me, and so maybe it’s best that it goes defunct.
Onward to happier things. I’m looking for a good online writing community, one to help motivate me to keep at it. I’m peeking at a few, but right now I’ve settled on Penguin-hosted Book Country. Seems like a great place and comes recommended.
Sadly, it’s hard to get reviews. They take away the competition of it, which is good in some ways and minimizes trolling, but I think they need to insert more motivation for people to give reviews, perhaps have reviewer stats/ratings/awards or what not. In fact, I think I’ll suggest it.
But I digress. Anyone have any other recommendations? Where do you go for writing community? What are the pros and cons of the site? Why do you like it over others?
Many thanks in advance as well as a *raises glass* cheers to Authonomy. Yeh will be missed.