I’ve had this website online for a couple months now. I’m actually surprised I’ve found enough to write about for the blog section. I was nervous to feature a blog so prominently, but as it turns out, I’ve been enjoying that part of the site so far. There may be times where I don’t post an entry regularly, or change the posting times a little, but I like the idea of keeping things changing as I need them.
I do need to finish building the site, however. Not only am I missing a few pages and sections, I have not decided how I will move over the old art galleries so I can redirect the old site to this one. I’m not sure why I’ve had so much trouble making decisions about what to do with this website; afterall, it took a few years to even start this new one up! Maybe that’s why I’m not so quick to just throw something together. I’d rather make sure I take my time, think it through, and create something that can be used for a long time. Even if things change down the line, it will hopefully be easy to make those changes.
I also don’t know how many people have tried subscribing to the blog using a reader like Bloglines. I have noticed that every once in a while, I get updates through a feed, but not regularly. I know part of that is how I have the settings on the blog. I’m actually torn — my old site got a lot of traffic and search engines were constantly on my site. I don’t necessarily want that to happen this time around (especially with images), so I’m trying to find the best way to work around that and have a good balance for what I need. At this point, I don’t know if many people are actually reading or if any of them use a feed. I’ll just have to give it more thought and see what changes to make in the settings.
I know I need to finish the site and make it look more “professional.” At the same time, it is a personal site, and I’m trying my best without spending too much time on a section only to realize I don’t like it and have to start all over. I do wonder what this site will look like after a few years. Will it even have a blog? Any art galleries at all, much less new art? Will my interests be completely different? It should be neat to see how this site changes — not to mention me!