Hello there Horror fiends!
Well, I think it’s fair to say that 2020 has been awful for all of us! And whilst I don’t want to downplay the troubles everyone has gone through let me tell you what’s been going on with Raz’s Midnight Macabre.
Back when the first lock was announced here in the UK earlier this year I took a break from blogging to spend some time with my family during the scary time that it was, though I still posted up on the Facebook and Instagram pages to keep in touch with everyone.
As you’ll have seen yourself Facebook made a ton of updates to their website, nothing different there as they are always making changes, but these changes have brought in tougher restrictions. My page became basically unusable overnight, I woke to messages and notifications that nobody could share anything from my page. The same thing also happened to my Instagram account.
After hours and hours of trying to sort things out there was obviously no success, one big problem is, is that there is no way of contacting Facebook. No e-mail, no live chat, no support, nothing. After months of trying to do something I NEVER heard anything back, still now I’m stuck at square one with all that, so I had to try something different.
I had two choices, I could either walk away and give up on over 9 years worth of work, or I could try and see what my options were regarding starting something new. I ultimately chose the latter and had to spend money I don’t have to launch a new website, I also hoped that this would also fix my Facebook problem. So I spent days and days building a website, something I have very little experience in, I also managed to move over all my blog work so I didn’t have to lose any of my old blog posts.
Once I’d finished the site I tried out my Facebook plan, which was ultimately a change of URL but unfortunately it didn’t work. It was at this time I found out a few other Horror bloggers were also having trouble, it turns out that Facebook is not a fan of Blogger and has been banning a lot of blogs associated with them, it’s also been taking down or restricting Facebook pages also associated with them. It would seem that both Facebook and Instagram have a problem with Horror.
So I had no choice but to let go of a page I’ve worked many, many years on and countless hours and start again. This was heart breaking for me as I love the community that’s been created there, years of memories to be deleted because of a Facebook update. I know it sounds silly, I mean it’s just a social media page but with over 25,000 likes takes a lot of work, even harder to start again.
So here we are, new Facebook page, new website, new start. I’m out of pocket now and got a long road ahead if I want to catch up with myself. I do hope you’ll join me on this new adventure, I really do love the community feel of the old page, if I can replicate even half of what it felt like then I’ll be happy.