Topic: Putting up a website
I'm adding here some thoughts I just sent to one of my siblings:
I know there are problems with it (my website), things that are not kosher in site design practices, but the circumstances of the whole thing just taking too long took precedence over perfection. For instance the pages that show the card sets are really photo album pages that I'd put together (using the Tripod/Lycos templates) as a 'let me try it and see if I like this' when I first started this whole process and had no idea where to start. The photo albums are part of the free services Tripod/Lycos offers and have their limitations, such as, as far as I can tell, putting links on the pages. So connecting them to the website means the visitor can get to the albums from the link on the website but can only return to the site by using the back button. And these album pages show up on google searches for my name so a visitor getting to an album thru a search would only be able to get to the other albums and the site by returning to the Google search results. But the only people googling my name are people looking for me and they would probably have more patience and or curiosity (I think). And I'm basically doing this so that people looking for me can find me.
It has surprised me how much I'm at a loss as to what to write in the blog. I thought I knew what I'd do with it but everything I think of seems either too personal or too big an issue that needs far more careful consideration before going in a place for anyone to see. Of course ANYONE seeing it is just in theory, not practice, (having so few visitors so far). I did write a list of ideas in my journal, must transfer it so its in my hand here. Let me see what I remember: wc lesson of the past week as long as it is from my own photo or art, events I've been at & pics, animal tales and sitings, big questions I'm always pondering, recipes I make up that are really only very simple fast cooking, projects in the works,...What else? Ideas?
I don't know if the following will show up. I was doodling with type this morning after having come across a lovely pattern created in ascii or just from a keyboard. I realized there are all kinds of connections between this, digits, music, patternmaking, weaving, knitting/beading etc., .Well, it doesn't exactly work because it isn't in color and this font lines up differently, but one gets an idea. And maybe it will trigger someone else to play around.