After seven long years I'm afraid the time has come to shut down stringsof.me.
Although heavily frequented by a faithful few, in truth we have long struggled to bring in new members to replace the natural attrition of our user base, and the maintenance of the site has been simply a labour of love. The nail in the coffin came this month when our server host shut off support for the site due to their own internal upgrades. Unfortunately, the costs of migration for us are simply too high at the moment.
I'd like to thank all in the community who eagerly participated. I loved providing something so special to so many people.
If anybody would like a copy of their diaries, please email me with your stringsof.me username and I'd be happy to oblige.
Finally, if you'd like to keep up to date with what I'm up to, I recommend signing up to our email series. Who knows, perhaps we'll have a stringsof.me 2.0 resurrected one day :)