Recently I have moved my site, gonzography.com from Citymax to WordPress. I did this for many reasons, the most important being that it will save me lots of money to host it on WordPress. While Citymax was efficient and effective, it cost me $25 a month. Citymax seems like it’s a great host for small businesses because of the amount of space and emails it allots an account but for an artist-type it didn’t seem like the right choice. Citymax seems to be geared towards e-commerce and right now the only thing I’m selling is me (but not in the prostitute-sort-of-way) . I need a place to post my work and stay on top of my self marketing.
I have run, maintained and customized several wordpress sites for various people and organization but I’ve never built one from the ground up. I’m learning a lot. First off, there’s a difference between WordPress.com and WordPress(.org) – who knew? Answer: A lot of people knew, like all the WordPress users. I feel like I am late to a party that happened 4 years ago. Thankfully every question I have has already been answered. I don’t have a strong design background but knowing that that is my weakness, I am pushed to want to do it.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu
Over the next couple of months, this site will change and evolve. Stick around for the fun. Let me know what you think. If you’re a wordpress geek, feel free to drop me a line and give me some pointers. I am not one to turn down help. My goal is to have a site I’m really happy with, which will include my photography, videos, blogs, and etc. by the end of summer.
Say goodbye to my old blog title, “Overworked and Underpaid: Livin’ the post-college recession dream”