Well…. I’m just starting this new Web Presence/WordPress Blog for our little Fiction Network… As such I don’t have a whole lot of content ready for the site. In the mean time, I’m going to post the OLD “About Us” content from the OLD StoryPortal.Net website…
The Old Content………
Sheehs, right now I wish I had the “About Us” page from theStoryPortal.Org site to pull from, but the only accessible info that we have left from there are the databases, and I have re-written the database structure so much for the new sites that it’s pretty much all new.
StoryPortal.Org started many moons as the “DarkPortal StorySite” (darkportal.org) and later darkportal.robisoffice.org). It was a simple site, put together by me as a way to archive my favorite authors and pay tribute to them, and it worked nicely into my own story “Psyber Transformations” which is still unpublished/unfinished.
After loosing the for monetary reason, I transferred the site to a sub domain of my “vanity” domain which I still had time left on, and did a little bit more work on the site. Then a little after that, I met a bunch of wonderful people and we formed a pseudo company called “HuggleBugs Ltd”. (hugglebugs.net).
After putting a LOT of work into the HuggleBugs site, I was encouraged to develop the DarkPortal site into something more, but none of us knew exactly what…
After a bit of brainstorming, a LOT of research a bit of $$$, and even more loving support from KimEM (kimem.net), I started work on the “StoryPortal T* Fiction Archive” (storyportal.org). Over the life of storyportal I converted from using a flatfile .csv database system to using PHP and MySQL only to have the domain stolen from me by a law firm that specializes in Corporate Copyright law of all things.
It took KimEM and Myself about 4 days to develop the idea of the “StoryPortal Fiction Network” and were given the chance to purchase the domain TGFiction.Net from a good friend Bob_A (ralabs.com) and KimEM went out and registered Fictorium.Net and StoryPortal.Net
StoryPortal.Org will always have a place in our hearts, but with the new custom software back end, and the all new database structure, we hope to grow the StoryPortal Fiction Network into a fiction archive the likes of which none has seen.