I've been delaying it for more than a year, but I know that I will never complete the work that I started here, so it's time to close Whitney-Fan.com. I'm very sorry to do this, as I know this has been our online home for more than 20 years. I consider you my online family and I care about everyone here. But I have a few reasons for doing this:
- With the Estate's plans for a Whitney documentary likely next year, I am optimistic that we're going to see improvements in Whitney's official web presence.
- The fan communities for most artists are shrinking and have split onto various social media. Forums will not last forever.
- With Whitney's passing and less activity in recent years, it does not make financial sense for me to run an expensive fan site. I am grateful to everyone who has ever contributed to the website. It has helped to keep the site going, but the website was never able to sustain itself.
Please backup any photos you'd like to save, exchange contact information with each other, and make any arrangements you might need to do before we close. Please also reach out to any other community members you know so they will be aware of the closing and can also backup and exchange what they wish with you.
If you would like to keep in touch with me, share anything interesting that you might find, or ask me questions when you hear Whitney rumors, I'll still be available to you at the Whitney-Fan Facebook and Twitter pages. Please feel free to like or follow those pages and send messages, and I'll keep in touch with you in public or in private, as you wish. I do not expect to be joining any other communities, so those pages will be the best way to get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you. (Please do not email me through the website because it's closing and I may never see your message.)
I am very sorry to do this. I know some of you don't like other communities. I love you and this place. I have many wonderful memories here. I'm never going to stop loving Whitney and supporting her legacy.