Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Becoming Web Savvy

I have no clue what I'm getting into, but I do know this-there's an incredible amount of information to learn about becoming Web savvy, and the learning curve is steep, so I'm assuming there will be pain involved. I'm ready.

I'm meeting with my friend who is incredibly web savvy and is going to help me set up my website. I've never had a website and am not sure what to expect, but it's sort of exciting. I know my wife is stoked, and helped me to formulate some ideas. While I have no illusions about making $ on my blog, I do know that most writers have their own homepage, it's pretty much standard fare in this day and age, and if I hope to get any writing gigs in the future, I'd better have some sort of URL to refer my future employers to, or they ain't gonna be my future employers.

The dilemma I face is, how into this do I want to get? At first I thought of just making some simple address where I could have links to my writing, but my wife reminded me what a total loser I am and I had to rethink the whole process. So now I'm going to make a more serious site, and in retrospect, I think it's a better idea. I just didn't want any hassles, but RR assured me that modifying the site would be no problem. Famous last words?

I like the idea of something cool that I could be proud of and into, so we'll see where this goes. RR might want to strangle me by the end of all this.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Steve Woods for the pic.

3 comments:

The Book Chook said...

This is such a cool idea! I am ready and waiting for the unveiling!

phredude said...

Hi, Susan. It should be interesting, at the very least. Kind of cool, kind of exciting. We shall see. Thanks for stopping by.

kmarshall said...

Hey Fred,

My nephew, a 20 something graphic designer, set up Gordon's web page using this interesting new format, that is supposed to be super easy. if you check out his website, there is a link to the format- called indexhibit....check it out, I add another site of my neice's boyfriend, a writer, good luck!

www.gordonmarshallstudio.com
http://www.bryanbourgault.com/