Year: 2016

Making Tracks: My New Site Is (Sort Of) Ready!

Hi, all. Thanks for your patience. I’ll keep this short. This will be my final post on The Goat that Wrote. I’ve spent the last few months working long days, seven of ’em a week, preparing the new site, which is quite a lot more than “just” a blog — hence all that work. As well as that, I just finished my first paying job as a photographer — well, really as an editor — assisting a photographer at the Indigenous Games, a four-day sports event for indigenous youth from over 30 campuses nationwide. It was hard work but satisfying, and Paul and I worked well together. The vibe was great, but at the end of each day I could barely focus on anything further than a few metres away, such was the eye strain from staring intently at my laptop screen all day. And I’m sure the experience of sprucing up images of outdoor touch football and volleyball, plus indoor basketball and netball, will prove useful…perhaps. Anyway, I still have to look into the process …

The Blog Kept A-Rollin’

Hey, folks, Just checking in with some exciting news. I’ve spent most of my waking hours over the last month, and even many of the sleeping ones, building my new website, which I’m hoping to unleash on an undeserving world within a couple of days. Mind you, I’ve been telling friends the “couple of days” line for a couple of weeks now. There are not many areas in my life where you’d call me a perfectionist, but this is one. I had a couple of weeks of anguish getting the basic framework set up, but lately I’ve been mostly fine-tuning the actual content. I’m enjoying myself with it now, but still want it all to end. And by end I mean begin. It still works via WordPress but is hosted externally and required a new domain name, and though supposedly easy to customise and generally tinker with, it’s been an exercise in controlled madness getting this far. Anyway, I wanted a platform to display my pictures more attractively, and move the emphasis from the word to the …