Since I have not updated my blog in well over 2 years, and I just can’t seem to get the desire back to do so, it will probably just die when my subscription to GoDaddy runs out. In a way, that’s pretty darn sad, since I have been to 21 countries since we went to France in 2014. I’ve taken thousands of photos on these trips, too.
I have been too busy lately to spend any leisure time on the internet or read anyone else’s blog. Right now I am too busy to put together a new blog post of my own. Well, OK I did find the time to create this little post. 🙂
I did go out on my Saturday morning walk, and took my camera with me, but I haven’t had the time to do anything more than just get the photos onto my computer and back them up. Things should slow down to something more “normal” by this next weekend.
If you remember the Indian Head TV test pattern shown above, then you realize that this station is only temporarily off the air. Thanks for stopping by!
I surprised myself today and actually got my old photo galleries up into my new web site this afternoon! If you look at the little black bar below my logo at the top, you should now see [About Gregg], [Contact Gregg], and [Photo Gallery] menu items. If you hover your mouse over that last one you should see it pop-down, showing the sub-menu items.
Clicking on any of those sub-menu items should open that web gallery in a new window.
Of course, they still have the dark gay background theme of my old web site, so maybe I’ll put some effort soon into making them look like they belong with this new web site.
Now that I’m getting more comfortable with this new WordPress method of creating and managing my web site, I should be able to concentrate more on photography again soon. If you like what you see, click on the “Leave a Reply” link right below this line.
For the past few months, I have been wrestling internally with myself over what to do with my old, outdated web site. I mean, it was up and running, and had links to a few of my photo galleries, but it just looked like it was designed in 1996. Well actually it was….
So I did a little research, and stumbled upon a book named “Get Your Photography on the Web” by Rafael “RC” Conception. In it, he described how to build a new web site using a open framework utility program known as WordPress. I started reading this book before Christmas, got about half way through, and then got busy with other aspects of trying to set up my new photography business. About a week ago, I picked the book back up again – this time with determination to get it done.
After finding out that my old web site was on an old server, that would not support WordPress, the tech support at Go Daddy moved my old web site to a newer server, and sent me the instructions on how to install WordPress.
Yesterday I went to a Scott Kelby seminar here in Austin, and at the lunch break I walked up, intruduced myself to Scott, shook his hand, and had him autograph my Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It book that I had brought to the seminar with me. I handed him my new photography business card. I also said something about my web site being very poor, and told him that I had bought RC’s book, and was about to do something about it. Scott replied with something like, “Well, that’s a good start.” He was trying to be polite and somewhat encouraging, but after I returned to my seat I vowed that I just wasn’t ever going to have to feel embarassed or apologetic about my web site. Sooo…
Last night I went home, deleted everything off of my old web site, and instructed Go Daddy to install WordPress to run my web site. So here it is…. and now I need to learn how to use it! Feel free to watch me build this bridge. I don’t know if I will figure it all out quickly or not.
I hope to. I need to!
Thanks for reading.