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The Death of a Website (via An Iconoclast’s Musings)

Um, could this not actually be completely true, please? I’m just getting re-established on good old-fashioned websites, am just not ready yet for them to all be already defunct. I can accept it all going in this direction, but would really like to believe there were some rhetorical flourishes included in this great piece, and that I can continue on my current path for a few more minutes.. Personally I will never be that mobile-app-y myself; my work is on a computer in an office, and so I am.. and that time is enough for me to do whatever else I need to on the web. Hope there’s a few more of us out there for a while yet.
I like seeing general trends painted in this way though!

Picture it if you will. A website, once proud and busy it now lays dead upon the floor, like some tossed away relic from a time long ago. How did the website die? Well, it remained static. Even though its' creators believed they were using a dynamic content driven technology, the result in the end is just the same. It died. Let me say this on the subject, it didn't die suddenly, and yes, its' death could have maybe been avoided. Technologies like … Read More

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A “Publishing Ecosystem” (via Publishing/Writing: Insights, News, Intrigue)

Sounds really interesting!

A "Publishing Ecosystem" What would it be worth to you to visit sites and just read the real content you're interested in without all the ads, announcements, etc.? AND have this content delivered in a straightforward, easily readable format? AND still allow for the compensation of the authors of the great content you are most interested in (so they will continu … Read More

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Sole entrepreneur websites – Then and Now

Back when I first had a consulting practice, in the 1997 – 2000 period, online marketing was very different.

I put up a website (had worked at an ISP, learned a bit there) using one of those do-it-yourself software programs (will post the name when it comes to me), managing all the linkages and parent-child relationships, choosing the look from the set options, etc..

It was a lot of work, but fun too. Then, I published it!

On to my domain that I had registered, via an ISP I had a relationship with.

And then I waited, hopefully, for people to find it!

It was like constructing this beautiful, elaborate structure.. on the edge of a cliff. Then, standing beside it, staring out into the vastness — hoping that some human energy from somewhere would boomerang back in return. Certainly that did happen, sometimes, for some people. Not so much for me though. Accounting services just aren’t all that compelling, really. Lesson learned, now all sorts of other content as well. Still – so nice to not have that chasm-staring thing going on any more!

I didn’t know anything about whatever search processes were in place at the time. There certainly was no online blog community like this with any ‘dashboard’ or ‘followers’ or anything.

Just had to hope that somebody would click on it from my web address in an email, or from a posting on an online forum.

Things are *so* different now.

I tend to look askance at some aspects of social media – the inserting of commercial relationships in to other social contexts, the privacy issues, the manipulations. However, the ease of access itself is so wonderful now. Remembering back makes me that much more grateful for all that is in place now. Definitely worth the struggle of minimizing the bad to have the good!

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