Challenges of making a new site (amateur edition)

Designing a new site isn’t easy. For the people who have decided to just check it (carvedatom.net) out have noticed constant changes to the main site. Once I had to also completely trash/delete the main site due to the trial and error process that goes into learning or just trying out CSS. I am happy though that I did try out the reigns of maintaining a site.

Well, though I am no veteran; I can say few basic things about making a site

  • If you are in love with WordPress (or, just prefer it) then I suggest buying a site in one of the WordPress partner sites such as Bluehost.com as they allow easy installation (this is good if you have no CSS knowledge).

  • Have a mental map about what kind of sites you want. If you want more than one blogging site then install a blogging engine twice if need be if you want the blogging reverse chronology format.

  • If not structure your pages carefully. Add site map into your main site for easier navigation

  • Stay tuned to the various plugins.

  • Install the latest engine program of the site.

  • Do not forget to add an “About” page

  • Tell your viewers/;readers to be patient as you might scrap/revamp the site many times in a row.

  • Get in touch with other website owners (WordPress.org has a good forum)

  • Experiment! Experiment! Experiment! Have fun while you are at it ^_^

New Website

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I have been here for many years, at least from ’08 or ’07 😛

Well, I’m not saying goodbye. I’m just hello. To a new experience. As of today this site of mine will serve more of an online directory and see fewer updates.

You can find me now in my own site: carvedatom.net

Well Thanks To Allah Almighty I got my own address ^_^

Do people read your blog?

I was thinking why we make blogs — well, basically we make them to have an online archive of writing or photo or other media that we can easily reference or turn to but basically we also make them for discussions a.k.a people read them and talk back to you.

I have come to the realization that many people do not read mine. Ok, this epiphany has been ongoing and hasn’t restricted itself until now. Do I like it? Not entirely. I do not, honestly, like the fact my blog has nothing to offer to blog readers and that I cannot discuss things with other people. It feels upsetting at times for even a comment or two would be nice. On the other hand, having no traffic on your blog isn’t the end of the world or you know shouldn’t discourage someone from writing. I find that posts will be read or not and in  this blogging city of the  net we can’t all be the stuff people want to read. And expecting that is one of the cardinal rules of blogging.

What do you I write about> I mostly write poems and songs in my blog. I usually do not write much about my day as my days are pretty generic and boring. I usually just eat and study or listen to music or read. I do watch movies and anime. And well I do not watch much TV unless good shows are on like Bones, Scrubs, Dexter or well Criminal Minds. I do watch Korean Drama but only some as well others seem too formulaic as explained in Wikipedia or you know not just interesting to watch — one of my complaints for Korean Drama is that it starts good but then it somewhat declines in quality as in storytelling nor else the music and the environment are actually nicely organized (better than most Indian soap operas popular in my part of the world).

So, do people read my blog? Maybe, they don’t at all.

Why do I keep it then? Because I like it.