Themestream.com WAS a web site where an author posted essays, stories, poems, rants, opinions, recipes, reviews, etc. Authors paid no fee to post; readers paid no fee to read. The site supposedly paid for itself through advertising and links with other web businesses. I began writing for Themestream in June, 2000, and contributed more than seventy essays and stories, organized on my home page by category.
Effective unlucky Friday the 13th of April, 2001, Themestream discontinued operations: another dot-com bites the dust. I don't regret having written for the site because I made new writer friends and had a wonderful outlet for developing and refining my writing skills.
I am transplanting some of my favorite essays onto various pages at
AllSheWrites.com and TechnoCursed.com, and will be posting new material to both sites as well. As a tribute to a fallen Web comrade, I am leaving the dead links below for right now. Besides, I'm still too traumatized to delete them entirely. Give me some time....
This piece was written with kudos and profuse apologies to Themestream author Bill Klein, since I outright stole his idea from his wild and witty MY WORST NIGHTMARE series. (LIVE LINK TO BILL K.)
Five theories as to what happened to all the Themestream authors since the BIG CHANGE and some musings on the future of the site.
I ran fifty-six Themestream author names through spell check and came up with some interesting results and creative definitions. How easy are these names to recognize now?
How desperate were we to unload anything onto Themestream as we counted down the days to the two cent launch? A description of articles you'll be glad I didn't write.
A gut-wrenching yet heartwarming story that any Themestream author should be able to relate to. If you liked Jaws, you'll love this. FOR SOPHISTICATED READERS ONLY!
How an obsessive writer can easily make $(see article) per hour on Themestream, and why I may change my strategy when it comes to creating articles.
A two-part article about how a HTMeLephobic writer succeeded in making her articles look better than good.
The REAL reason for those annoying Themestream error messages.
What's wrong with my life that the MacArthur Foundation keeps overlooking me?
If you take your dimes too seriously, read my ten cents' worth. (A classic from the gravy days.)
If you are craving more comments and have a sense of humor, read this.
A TS author's humorous rant about comments: not yours but hers.
Why am I the only one commenting on that article and what does it say about ME?