I've been very busy putting the finishing touches on the community site that I mentioned a few weeks ago and I'm excited to announce it's one of the best sites I've ever built. I'm still making a lot of improvements and just added a really cool feature that I call the "Spider Web" which contains great articles and videos from some of the most wonderful Haunt spots on the web.
I have been amazingly busy with web work lately and have had very little time for much else, however, I'm getting out a bit in August. We have a awesome Creative Art League of Jessamine County Art Walk in Nicholasville, KY on August 12th from 5 - 8 pm. A lot of great local artists will be showing their works in various locations and along the sidewalk. The Art Walks are always a great deal of fun.
Along with building Halloween Props and Decorations, I also build websites (since the mid 90's). I've been thinking a lot about building a community Haunt community site for prop builders, enthusiasts, pro haunters, (all thigs Halloween and haunt related) etc.
While many of us already use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites, it's difficult to find older content. My vision is to bring it all together in a single location while keeping it easy to share on social media as well.
I'm down to naming the last Mini Jack O' Lantern and I'm fresh out of ideas as to what to call him. It just so happens that I've also been wanting to post a new blog entry, and that topic was escaping me as well, so, I'm combining the two and putting the naming responsibility on someone else. Drawing will be on Saturday July 16, 2016
Making stuff isn't all about simply the creative process. Especially when you want to make a living at it or do it as a side job. There's so much more to it, such as taking good photos of your work, getting them online, possibly on various sites to get out there and being seen. The list goes on and on. In this entry, I'm only going to focus on one facet, and that's taking photos.
While Monitoring your site's uptime may not be directly related to Halloween, building decorations and props, etc, your web presence is important to your business. If your site is having issues and people can't see what you've got, you'll lose them. If search engines hit your site to do an index and your down, you'll miss out on important content being indexed and listed on the engine so that you can be found. Monitorning your site's uptime is not as complicated or expensive as it may seem.