Wednesday, July 06, 2011

My Other Self


Willow, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

In case you forgot (heck, I know I sometimes do) I maintain another website (ahem, a "real" website) over at HouseOfCarol.com. Since it's been a while (ahem, a "real long while" actually) since I've updated this, I've started the long and arduous task of updating this site. Wish me luck, Snowflakes, for Queen Flake is going to need it.

It's been a while since I've updated my "real" website. It's been a while since I've had to sit down and remember things like, "that show in Colorado, was it in January or March?" and "what was it called again?" Oh, it can be difficult if not impossible to keep up with these things.

For those of you wanting to do a website, there's a tendency to want to "get er done" as they say. The notion that you can just dump a lot of stuff into a website and forget about it for a while is a grand one, but the reality is that there always seems to be stuff you need to update, stuff you need to tweak, things to maintain. It's a bother sometimes, really it is and, frankly, sometimes I wonder if anybody bothers to go over there and look at it anyway. (You all seem to love my blog so much more these days. *Hugs*)

I use a service for my website and I highly recommend that. My service is called VisualServer and it's run by the good folks who bring us PhotoEye (both the gallery and the bookstore.) I love that gallery and bookstore-it's always a highlight to visit and no trip to the Santa Fe area would be complete without it. There are also a few other services I've been seeing and reading a lot more about lately too-BigBlackBag seems to be very popular and is making some nice looking websites (IreneS of Flickr fame has a fantastic looking website designed using these templates.) My advice here again is pretty simple: find a service you like and can afford and GO! You really just need to have some kind of a website already, so get on with it. The sooner you do it, the sooner it gets done, better get while the getting is good, and all that (as they say.)

Since I've been a bit busy updating the *other* Carol's Little World, I thought I would just stop in here and explain what's going on in case, you know, in case you were curious (not that you'd ever look over there, mind you, as I know how you Snowflakes are. Wink Wink.)

And, by all means, if you are an artist and you do not (yet) have a website, go on, go. What are you waiting for? Shoo, already!

Until next time...

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