Well, this has been a good diversion! Important, too.
Today, I'm actually writing a number of articles for my main freelance job. So, why am I writing in my blog? Oddly enough, the change of pace should make it easier to get back to the articles. I can write freely here, without having to do any research. I can just say what's on my mind.
It was unbelievably easy to switch my domain hosting over from GoDaddy to Wix. (Fast, too! The Wix site said it could take up to 72 hours, and it was moved over within minutes.) I'm still a GoDaddy customer. They're my domain registrar, so I'll be paying them about $24 per year for my domain, http://jonfesmire.com/, and to keep my private registration info private. But Wix, wow. I wrote a lot of HTML in the 90s, when I was working in the dot coms. Those were good years. Anyway, now, I just want to work on my site with visual elements, similar to creating a PowerPoint file. Wix lets me do that. Wordpress was all right, but it's obvious when you're on a Wordpress site. Here, I can arrange the visual and text elements however I please. It's very right brained.
Here's a plan I thought up while I was writing the last paragraph.
Blogger, which I'm using now, allows users to create lots of blogs. I decided that "Ramblings of an Art Geek," which I created a few years ago, would make a nice personal blog title. However, there are other blogs I'd like to write. For instance, I used to review book for SF Site. You can still find my reviews, and reviews by others about my books, there. It's well worth a visit.
Where was I? Oh yeah. I've been reading a lot of great fiction since early last year. I had a long period there where I read mostly nonfiction and read hardly any novels at all. Then, I read "The Haunted Vagina" by Carlton Mellick, and all that changed. I've read a ton of his books, but I've also been zipping through a lot of other novels. If I'm not reading a great novel, I feel like I'm missing something. So, I thought it would be fun to do a book review blog. SF Site would probably welcome me back, and I'd get free books to boot, but I want to do this on my own time, with books I really want to read. I've got quite a backlog of books I'd like to review, actually.
You know how, now and then, I do tutorial videos? They're not the greatest, but when I figure out a technique in Maya or Zbrush, I like to share it with others. Time permitting, I may create a tutorials blog.
Plus, I should link my old blogs, for the sake of completeness and history. The Wix editor makes it really, really easy to include all that.
Like I said in my last entry, back to work! These articles are definitely not going to write themselves.