Well, I mentioned to you all a few days ago … er, or was it yesterday? Whatever. I told you guys I tried posting something to the FictionCentral web site this past weekend and it got rejected, right? And I told you all about what the email I received from them said, right?
Well, I re-posted it yesterday, and as far as I can recall, the only change I made was in the age rating for the piece. I changed it to 15+ from 12+, so “younger teens” wouldn’t be “disturbed” by my disturbing story … about a teen. Go figure.
Anyway, it’s been “validated” now — boy, I sure do feel … valid. If I hadn’t been validated I wouldn’t have been … y’know … valid. So now I’m valid. W00t, yes?
Anyway, it’s sort of a cool site. I like the idea of more exposure for my fiction blog, but I also have the concern of scraping now. *Sigh* Ah well, I’m doing what I can. I put a copyright notice at the bottom of every post I create now, and I know it’s annoying and doesn’t look like much, but folks, please believe me when I tell ya it’s necessary. I don’t mind as much if this blog is scraped. Whatever — I mean, if you think scraping my content is going to drive traffic to YOUR site somehow, you are either stupid or … well, no, you’re stupid, period.
So, as much a pain as it is to look at, it’s as big a pain to do. I can use plug-ins and such for FireFox and Windows Live Writer and all that crap, but it’s still an additional step I need to take, and hope I haven’t forgotten.