Dear Readers and fellow John Simm fans,
It's been interesting to look at site stats for the last year. Although this site still gets upwards of 100 unique visits a week, the number of pages read has diminished quite considerably, taking a sharp downwards spike around September time. I'm wondering if it is a seasonal thing, if it's something to do with John's TV projects this year ('Collateral', 'Trauma' and 'Strangers') and the fact that he is getting older (as are we all!) or (most likely) something else entirely. Perhaps the EU's legislation on websites/the internet, which means some visits are no longer recorded, has something to do with it? I don't know. Perhaps it is simply that I'm not posting any new Simm-centric fiction? This seems to me to be the most likely answer, and I feel I should apologise!
The fact is, that since pursuing my own original writing projects (whilst holding down a day job), I just don't have the time. I can't deny that all of John's projects which have aired since I last wrote any Simm-fic would have been great material - 'Intruders' is probably my personal favourite, and if anything could ever tempt me back, it has to be that one!
The 'Simmply Fic' domain is paid up until September 2019. So round about August next year, I'll probably review the stats again (if not before) to see if I should renew - at $45 per year it's not hugely expensive, but I have other sites to consider too, and as I approach retirement I'm going to have to watch the pennies!
So, whilst I'm not about to close this site anytime soon (at least not until September 2019), I wanted to get it out there that it may not be around forever... what may happen is that I'll drop the domain name and it would then become simmplyfic.weebly.com - a free site without it's own domain. If the stats show negligible viewings over a period of time then that's probably the way I'll go.
In the meantime, I hope you will continue to visit and enjoy my stories - as always, your comments/feedback are always very much appreciated, and if you have a question I will respond.
Happy reading, and thanks for visiting!