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 image. There’ll still be a blog with my latest doings, to which you can subscribe, but a ton of galleries as well. Getting the colours, fonts, layout, sizes, slideshows, performing monkeys and fireworks to meet my exacting standards has been a weird mix of fun and agony, but I’m nearly there.
Apart from all the 10-hr days hammering the new site into shape, I’ve been doing mountains of photography, still sticking to my 5-mile days, spending three hours in a coffee shop every morning slaving over the new project, sleeping erratically, and thoroughly enjoying a much-overdue transition into genuinely autumnal weather after one of the cruellest summers ever.
Every day now is gorgeous, clear, warm but not stifling, and just cold enough around dawn to chill my complaining fingers. The kind of weather that makes a man take a walk outside, gaze adoringly at the sky, take a deep breath, and slump back inside to his damned computer.
Anyway, this will be my penultimate post on TGTW. The next and final one will contain the details of the new site, and then I make the jump. Those of my readers who’ve stuck around during those months of radio silence: I thank you for your patience and hope to talk to you again soon!
~ And that’s all the Goat wrote