So here’s the deal I have four websites, three of mine and one I did for a friend of mine, now my webhost (byte host) out of no where with zero warning closed all my accounts. I didn’t do anything to violate the TOS. But anyways I was left in a panic, I had to get my sites online and sadly start from scratch again by getting things noticed by google and all that fun stuff. I searched and I came across the company known as Award Space who has been doing things for a number of years.
So I signed up, sure I had to sign up with four different accounts but I’m perfectly fine with that, but my sites are now back online and waiting for the domains to kick over to use.
So if you amazing guys in Germany read this a big THANK YOU for saving my ass and getting my sites back online.
So the next re-release that I’m working on is “Two Faced” I thought about changing the cover for this one but for the time being I’m leaving it alone. I can see that being exactly what I do when it’s time to get released is just putting it out as is. I thought I was going to have trouble adding to it, but clearly that’s not the case. Just added one thing today and that means I’m that much closer to getting it ready to ship out to the distributors.
As of late I’ve been having trouble doing anything but writing, I’ve wanted to do a bit of site work but it feels like that stuff just isn’t happening as of late, as much as I’m trying to stress over it, I’m not. just going to focus on what I can do right now and what I can do is write without any problems.
I know I always go through a time when the whole website thing is a big question mark cause I have trouble with it, but maybe this is the time thats actually saying to me “time to walk away from doing my own site and just focus on one site” Right now time will tell, I’m just taking things day by day at this point cause I don’t know what else to do, however truthfully I am leaning towards just giving up on doing my own site and focusing on things here just because its easy and right now that’s what my brain wants, since I can update and post from any given device I own.
But we’ll see what the future holds for me and the world of html websites…
I remember when I first started my sites I used a program called Trellix which then changed to something else but Trellix was on the Windows ME computer that came into the house, actually my Father bought it for my Mom for Christmas… Anyway that changed to Frontpage 98 which then changed to Frontpage 2003 which then changed to Expressions Web 3 and now Expressions Web 4… But up until about two years ago I honestly didn’t care about the code or anything, but I got kind of passionate about the code and was always viewing other source codes on websites to see what makes them tick and what runs them.
So that made me to fix up my code to be HTML5 and keeping it that way, it also allows me to play around with some nifty features… for example:
Yes, it’s a one page website but I got a video background on it… I think it’s kinda cool and it suits the site, I know the site will expand in the future but right now my friend who I did the site for has many things on her plate.
Recently I got playing around with some CSS and I did up a top banner navigational system for a site:
That’s also a very basic site, I plan on looking into cleaning up that navigation and turning it into a drop down menu, however I have been told that drop down menu’s aren’t a good option because of mobile browsing… But yet so many site use them… Anyways maybe I won’t do that and maybe I’ll just leave things the way they are.
I’ve also came a long way because when my sites would go down I would just shuffle off to another host since I have always used free hosting and nothing really would come of my sites, well I’ve been with the same host right now (ByetHost) for about a year if not longer and the guys behind it have been nothing but friendly. Speaking of which I had myself quite the scare the other day, on the sports site (listed above) I uploaded an almanac that was generated by the baseball game I use which is Out Of The Park Baseball, well I decided to try something new this year and do a world baseball league so I have teams from all across the world, I think it’s a cool concept. Anyways so I was uploading the almanac when all of a sudden POOF my site vanished, I sat there and scratched my head and I wrote the guys about it and they told me there site crawlers shut me down because I had jihad content on it… I was like WTF ?, alright what’s going on with this… Well it turns out that name is a popular last and middle name in Europe and a few players that were computer generated by the game had that name. Needless to say it kinda freaked me out a bit and it made me change up my site to be even smaller, it’s now a simple one page site and you can download almanacs… In fact that name (that I refuse to post more than once) is the equivalent to the name John for us, that’s how common that is for a few countries in Europe… I could continue to post about this and argue stuff but quite honestly, I’m not going to… It’s a learning experience folks that’s all and I wanted to get to the bottom of things so I did my own searches.
I can see that I continue to grow in many ways in my life, I’ve so far enjoyed learning all that I have learned.
I have to say I stumbled onto wix a few years back and I created a site with them I later deleted it but as of late I’ve been creating a few sites with them and they keep getting easier and easier, not to mention better and better.
If your looking to build a great website be sure to swing yourself on over to:
to do just that, you can build a great one for $0 but if you want to do more advanced stuff with it then it’ll cost money and by more advanced I mean having a .com (or TLD)
I just wanted to point that out to all of you, no I’m not getting paid for this post or anything like that I just wanted to share that with people because being one that has created sites for countless years and now know that sort of thing has changed in terms of getting traffic and all that sort of stuff and it’s easier to get banned from search engines. Wix walks you through everything through SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
I’ll be sure to share a few sites I’ve created with wix in the upcoming days for y’all to have a look at.
BTW I’m still looking for TEN UNIQUE LIKES on THIS POST If I get 10 by valentine’s day… well go read the post.. you’ll get the idea
So a little while ago I mentioned how I had a itch I wasn’t sure if I was going to scratch but I thought about creating my own site again, well I decided to toss one together, still kinda working on things, not sure if certain features on it will stay or not…. Oh I suppose right now you’d like to look at it wouldn’t you ? … Alright so if you goto:
That’s the domain I mentioned before that will need renewing but I don’t know if I’ll be doing so, lack of $$ is one of the reasons, but if you want to help out… Send me some coin at:
More stuff about me that you may not know, coming soon… no doubt within an hour or two…
Every so often I feel that itch, you know the one I’m talking about.. A old hobby of yours that you tried to walk away from but every so often it keeps coming to mind making you think “should you try it again ?” One of my biggest hobbies has been websites, the shit I created myself has always been very basic, like painfully basic. But it got the message acrossed and it allowed for people to see what’s going on in my life, I once again had that itch of putting up my own website. But I don’t know, it’s such a dilemma it takes nothing to do it except about ninety seconds of my time to upload it, however the question that I keep asking myself is “is it worth it ?” sure people read what I post here on this blog however what I’ve grown to realize over the years is that most people who have websites generally just rely on facebook or a wordpress site to do the evil deeds of relaying information to the masses. I have thought about doing both wordpress and website but while it’s a itch to scratch I don’t know if it’s really worth my time. I’m not saying that it would help with my severe case of boredom which as of late my boredom has been off the fucking charts, but as of late it’s just the notion of nobody looking at it which is why the thought of me putting it back online does nothing but really scratch my head and make me wonder “is it worth the time” that’s currently what the battle is that goes on in my head.
I’ve recently added a new option on the lovely menu for this site called… Donations.. yes that’s right it means that if you want to toss some coin my way to help me out it would be greatly appreciated and it’ll allow me to do more without me having to jot down IOU’s