Tuesday, July 11, 2006

AWOL Blogger

As anyone can see from the long stretches between entries, my blogging, as folks refer to it nowdays, has not been too consistent. For reasons I won't go into, its been a wierd year, and spreading my thoughts around hasn't been a high priority.

But I have spent some productive time updating and upgrading the Monterey Peninsula Toy Box. I began by registering, for the first time, an actual domain  name www.montereypeninsula.info. It still takes you to the same AOL Hometown site, but its easier to remember than http://hometown.aol.com/toylandmry/index.htm, don't you think? 

Then I decided to create a web page for my wife, who is a piano teacher. I liked the way I formatted it, so I applied some similar formatting to my visitors guide, along with some much needed re-writing. Next followed a rebuild and updating of some pages in the Del Monte Club Car. I still need to update one more page, and I'm planning on adding a retail store hosted by Cafe Press to sell rail advocacy products, such as bumper stickers and shirts.

I also decided to pare down my two photography galleries down to  one. I had a Hometown site featuring images of the Monterey Peninsula, but adding images was a pain because I had early on decided that each image should have a lengthy description along with it. It took too long. Plus I had a separate sales room hosted by Shutterfly. The Hometown site is still up for now, but is no longer being maintained. I have moved my official gallery to the Shutterfly site where maybe, just maybe, someone will buy enough prints to pay the rent.

So I've been busy. Just not on this page.