Hi everyone - so I think this is the plan:
- Transition to doing all my new posts and updates here on Blogger.
- Keep the other site (Jigsy) available for archives and for the Gallery functionality.
-....although it occurs to me that means I need to update more than one site. So if I can figure out a good gallery system for Blogger I'll start using it. Seems like it would be a no-brainer feature?
I'm still ashamed of the visual appearance and layout of the new blog so far. Any tips from you veterans out there? Because it's a template I can't adjust width or height of the various boxes (I don't know HTML like I used to). Also the colors and layout in general feel pretty lame to me. Any suggestions? Also any suggestions on what Blogger widgets to include and best layout? Meanwhile I'll turn to Google to try and find out some more tips on design etc.
I'm a bit excited to be honest, because I hate blogging to a silent audience and I already feel like this is going to increase the dialog and sense of community :)
If you have a blog that lists my blog in your blog roll, please go ahead and switch it over to this one if you don't mind? Now it should start to surface the updates and thumbnails properly rather than just a lowercase "minijunkie" with nothing else lol.
Oh and yes I still actually do hobby stuff. Right now I have a few things on the work bench, not sure what will get done first: I have an Evil Suns Dakkajet and the Hobbit boxed set in progress. I've painted up some of the Goblin Town scenery as well (paints up really fast with airbrush) and I really do like it even if a person could make it with popsicle or coffee stir sticks.
On the old blog, Dave suggested that maybe some of my hobby malaise comes from painting stuff "the way it's expected". I think he has a pretty interesting point. Since I'm usually painting stuff to sell (which is how I continue to fund my ongoing hobby) I try to paint things in the most popular or acceptable ways to attract buyers. Even a slight deviation can reduce the appeal with buyers (had a bit of trouble selling the Heldrake you might have noticed until I dropped the price). That said, I might try painting some character models from Reaper or other manufacturers to test that market out a bit. Ultimately the best selling stuff will probably still be 40K for the foreseeable future.
My "de-gamerification" continues in the meantime - I've been selling off my Warmachine and Warhammer army books for example.
Still wish Infinity was more popular around these parts though....freakin' sweet models lately :) (how about that Ajax model??).