One of my old websites has undergone a major desgin overhaul and is ready for unveiling tonight. I am so excited. Once the newly designed site goes live tonight, I can start work on my other web sites while maintaining this through periodic updates and fresh content.
It feels great to be working on my sites again. Once I have a decent number of sites setup, I can use them as a portfolio for my web design and website creation business.
Completed move of my primary web sites from my old host to the new web host. DNS changes complete and so far, so good.
Still to be done:
1) Close old web hosting account
2) Setup mail accounts on the new web host
3) Transfer all mail or at least download it
I have started work on the site redesign. Theme, navigation, content all need to be looked at as well as the various related sites and their inter-play.
Helped setup a domain and a rudimentary website for my brother who is planning on starting a new business. About half a day’s worth of work but it felt good to flex those web design muscles again. Will setup his e-mail accounts this weekend and then hand it over to him for content and ongoing updates.
As for my websites, I have started three more. All three will require some serious work and are long term projects. Glutton for punishment, is what I am. :)
I have identified two web hosting companies and created my accounts with them. I have moved my files there. Now I need to update my domains and get them relocated before I start making the changes.
Also working on a couple of new websites. I would like to restart my mailing lists but keep them weekly since daily gets to be a bit much.
Wow! A whole year has gone by since my last entry. And it is more than 3 years since I last updated my main website (urdupoetry.com). Time to do something about it.
I spent about 90 minutes yesterday thinking and planning about what I really want to do about this. It is one of my passions so there is certainly no dearth of interest. Time has been the biggest factor but I think I will have to make time because I feel this is something I can give back to both the online community as well as fellow Urdu poetry lovers around the world.
I have designated Saturday nights for this activity since that will give me the largest chunk to devote to this activity.
I have decided to schedule time for this activity so that I actually get to it. One night a week should be doable even with all the other things I want/need to do.
Need to take an inventory of all my websites and what is where. It has been more than a year since I did anything with them and it is a real shame. So many people are looking forward to the Urdu poetry site being updated – should not disappoint them. More than that, need to get back in touch with that particular love of my life.