It may be a little bit easier than getting into Mordor, but it’s still a bit of a process to build up an internet presence. I’m starting the process of writing a personal website for myself, which should be a great experience. I just bought the web host, which means that in a few hours I won’t have to use my roommate’s hosting anymore – it’s already been a bit weird telling people the URL for Spaceratops and having it include “.ericsluyter.com/”. Something’s wrong with that, I feel like. Still, awesome of him to lend me the space while I was learning.
So as a result of me now having web hosting, this blog may start to behave strangely in the near future. I’m going to move it to my own host, which means I’ll then be able to edit CSS myself and use custom plugins (like a random button – I’ve really been wanting that). I’ll do my best to never let threestegosaurusmoon.com actually go down at any point, but it may still happen. If so, rest assured that very soon it will be back and probably better.
As for the personal website, you may be thinking “but Danger, you already have a personal website – it’s called Three Stegosaurus Moon, which I know because I visit every day and have read everything you’ve ever posted.” To that, I would say thank you, first of all, and secondly that this website on which you read presently only represents a part of what I’d like my web presence to be. Here, I can talk about whatever’s on my mind, update daily, do sloppily-written video game reviews and shameless plugs of my own work, whatever I want, basically. It’s kind of fun. The idea I have for this new one is that it will be slightly more serious/professional and less dynamic than this blog. This isn’t to say that I won’t give it a crazy 8-bit rainbow theme, which I will, don’t worry…it’s just that the content there will be probably more interesting to someone looking at it from a professional standpoint. Like I can put up my resume (which is extremely impressive (<sarcasm)), a little bio (not a sci-fi story that I wrote in 45 minutes), a big compendium of things I've created, and a list of links to everywhere that I am on the internet. You know, like my home base. I'm just beginning to consider the design, but I'd like to have something going on there by the end of the term. I think it'll end up being awesome.
If I start doing more visual art, I may also start a tumblr, because I like their default layout for showing gifs and images.
Get excited. Stuff is about to start going down. And play Spaceratops.