Thursday, January 19, 2012

watch for some changes on camera-obscura

As part of my 2012 leap forward thinking (it occurred to me as I typed that my birthday - my real, leap day birthday - is happening this year and maybe that has prompted me into forward motion!) I am going to be playing around with the idea of simplifying my life.

In a lot of ways, but specifically, by pulling together all my online sites into one place. I'm not quite sure how I am going to do this yet, but I *think* the end result will be a "splash" page with a fun photo and links to all my social media sites and a link to ONE blog. Which will incorporate all my writing stuff, riding and horse stuff, professional stuff, and farm stuff.

While it's easier to have them separate at times, they are all inexplicably connected, and it has always felt slightly artificial to me to divide my life up into these categories.

I think if I organize it well, the simplicity of one place to write what I want to write will be easier and better.

Somehow I will link all the domain names together - not sure how but I think it can be done. And hope to see everyone who comes to the different sites all coming to one place to visit, read, comment, and keep me company in cyber-space.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Simplifying is just so much easier to handle. Hope you find a way to combine all the the sites. I haven't a clue as to how you would do it but it sounds like it will be a fun blog.

Matthew said...

Sounds very cool.

I know one of the photographer couples I am friends with on an email list has done the exact same thing for the same reasons. Looking forward to providing any assistance needed with this project!

Victoria Cummings said...

Sounds like a good plan - and how lucky to have Matthew's offer to make it all work for you! Just tell us where to go and we'll follow you.

billie said...

Arlene, I'm not really sure either - it's the cyber equivalent to reducing about 6 closets into one. :)

But I have GOT to make things easier on myself and stop having to update in so many different places, in addition to deciding where best to "post" things.

billie said...

Thanks, Matthew and I am sure it will be the usual nightmare dealing with me. I am a web/visual designer's bad dream, always having a vision that does not even exist in the world so there is nothing to point out as an example. And often I want something that can't yet be done.

But we'll figure it out.

billie said...

V, I am hoping it ends up being seamless for friends and visitors. Famous last words! But hopefully it will work.