No, this isn’t an announcement to say that this website has a software problem somewhere. It’s more to say that since I got the website up and running it has become a little bit addictive. There is the narcissistic tension of checking how many visitors there have been, and what they have looked at and downloaded. There is the guilty pleasure of reading your own pages again, and realising that – after how ever much editing was done – they are dotted with typos that must be fixed.
The Useful stuff area is expanding, with bits and pieces of material which help to explain or expand on what is in the programmes. For example, there’s a step by step walk through a Net Present Value calculation – which for raw excitement is hard to beat.
I have started to drop in material not to do with projects. Every month I shall be adding the tale of a trip I have made somewhere in the past in Traveller’s tales. Soon there will be the Bus depot where I’ll put arcane material to do with my bus exploits that might appeal to a small but discerning crowd.
As I write I am working on the scripts for the next batch of programmes in the Project management today series. As well as getting the hang of website production, I am also learning more and more about how to record and edit voice files. Top tip: don’t do a rough and ready recording for a 15 minute programme and spend a day editing it. Instead, rehearse and then do a single take with the minimum possible retakes.
One thing I am missing on the site is Comments. I really would like to get people’s thoughts, especially criticisms, so I can try and improve it. I have tried to make the commenting as simple and anonymous as possible, but the in-tray stays empty.
The next area to explore will be to use search engine optimisation (SEO) to push up visitors. So I am going to try my hand at tagging, which sounds like something you do in the infants school playground. Maybe it’s an old skill I just need to brush up on.
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