I’ve been fiddling with this new website for about a month and trying to get it sorted out before I “officially” launch it (meaning I’ll tell my family and friends on Facebook to come look at it). I’ve blogged for years on Blogger.com but wanted a website that would combine the blogging with news/info about my acting career and what I hope is a burgeoning writing career. WordPress (which hosts this site) offered more flexibility, but with flexibility comes choices, and I’ve had a lot of choices to make.
I was able to transfer my blogs over from Blogger (more or less intact), and will probably shut that website down once I get this thing firmly in the air. I was able to make separate pages for my acting work and my writing work, and even create sub-pages for those. Those pages will remain largely static unless I have something new to add; the blogging, of course, will go on apace, and those posts can be accessed from the right-hand menu on the main page. I am hoping to step up the frequency of the blogging as well – I’ve been remiss.
Some fun things about this new website: the ability to link to my infrequent tweets, put captions on photos (something I just discovered while writing this blog post) and let people share stuff here via Facebook, Twitter and of course, WordPress.
There are some things I’d like to change – the formatting of my current acting resume (which is the way my agency formats all its clients’ resumes) prevents me from importing it directly onto the Resume page as a file – it goes all wonky. My quick-and-dirty solution was to scan a hard copy and upload that like a photo. It’s not ideal, but it’s at least legible and I’ll get it sorted out to my satisfaction one day.
So – I hope you’ll cruise around my site, make some comments and let me know how it’s working for you. Let me know what you like, what you don’t like and what improvements you think I could make. I’d really appreciate some feedback.
Oh, and P.S.: I do moderate the comments on my website, but that’s mostly as a spam/crazy deterrent. I don’t mind if you disagree with me or have an honest opinion, as long as everything stays polite.