Updated: Mar 25, 2022
This is really exciting for me!
For those of you who don't know, I actually made a site when I left YouTube in 2013 called "grooveofmidnight." So, me making a website is nothing new. This is old news, but we've updated & upgraded! ✨
By now, you've probably already seen the video explaining my reasoning why I left Wattpad.
If not, here's a quick summary:
Wattpad has had a lot going on with their site for years. I'm sure you all have heard about Wattpad being sold recently.
There's always some weird site stealing stories from wattpad and posting them to their site. And whether it's wattpad or that weird site from overseas, someone is benefitting off of you and you don't even know it.
One day, you might find your book turned into a movie, and now you can't do anything about it legally, because somehow and someway your story rights were relinquished and you ain't even know it.
Yep. Nope. Wattpad can keep doing whatever they're doing, but they won't be keeping my work while they do it!
Pretty soon, I'll be unpublishing all of my works on wattpad.
I don't care about my views going away. I don't care about none of that. It didn't take long to build viewership on Youtube and it didn't take long to build it on Wattpad either. The internet is a big place. While I'm eternally grateful, deleting books with lots of views means nothing to me.
Any new stories I have will be posted here. If you see them anywhere else, contact me and I'll get it taken down. I'm not new to my stories being stolen just like I'm not new to making sure they're taken down.
Because websites can't send notifications directly to your phone and I don't want to send e-mails... (like most people, I ignore my emails, so I'm pretty sure you'll do the same lol) I have an app that'll send notifications to you whenever I update!
Disclaimer: I have an iPhone, so I can't show how this will work on android, but in the Google Play Store you should be able to find the "Spaces" app and it'll take you through the same process.
To enable notifications just press 'allow' when the prompt shows up and you'll receive book & blog updates from me :)
Also, for easier access to my site, you can also add a bookmark to your homepage (again, I can only show the steps for iPhone, but in your "share" option on android, according to my research, you should also have a "add to homepage" option)
That's really all there is to it! Super easy, super chill. Now, you may be thinking "this is too much work" or "Wattpad is just so much easier, why don't you just stay over there?"
Does Wattpad let you add gifs to comments?
Does it allow you to post memes to comments?
Do you have audio book over there?
How often does Wattpad have an issue that you couldn't get fixed?
Does Wattpad allow you to VOTE on other people's comments?
And last but not least, will Wattpad report your comment for foul language even though what you said was just for kee-kees?
Look... that's all I'm sayin' 😗😂
It may take some getting used to over here in my new peaceful, drama free neck of the woods, but at least I got all of the above with no issues lol.
So, all I have to say, is thank you so much for continuing my writing journey over here with me. It truly means a lot.
I'll still read stories on Wattpad, but as far as publishing my work over there? There's no way.
Thank you for respecting my decision.
I hope you all continue to read my new works. Maybe you'll go visit old works as well. It'll mean the world to me!
Again, thank you so much & happy reading 🖤