"Winamop". Stupid name for a web-site?
Well yes, I suppose so. I was going to
Winamp's web-site and my fat finger must
have caught the "O" key as I went for the "P". I got Winamop.com, or rather I
didn't, because it didn't exist! It made me laugh to see the pathetic lament
from IE that it "couldn't find winamop.com" and I went and registered it.
So I had a nice domain name and I needed some content.
Content is all.
So many sites have a nice look but no content. I have
enjoyed sites such as The Rockall
Times and The Onion (and even
written for some of them) but their brand of humour seems a bit too harsh in
large quantity. I craved light and shade. A wider range of emotion. Space for
some real writing.
We launched in May 2003 with a shameless copy of Winamp's front
page but the joke soon wore off (and Winamp changed their front page!) so we
designed our own. We hope you like it.
So here it is. I hope you find something to amuse, inspire or
provoke you. Maybe that should be our mission statement... "To Amuse Inspire or
Provoke"? No, maybe not. New stuff is added regularly, the diary keeps you up
to date on that, and we have hundreds of pages now. Nothing ever gets deleted
unless an author requests it.
You can contribute too. Please send any suitable material to us.
The mail button is below. We offer nothing but the honour of seeing your stuff
on the planet's premier written-word web-site!