Spinning my Web

My first round of edits are nearly finished (just part of the last chapter left), so one of the next things I need to start working on is my “official” author website. Which is sort of amusing to me, since this blog is probably about as official as it gets – it’s pretty much all me and I like it that way.

However, the powers that be have declared I need to have a more central location on the web, and so shall it be be done. Darchala is nearly finished with the banner (and hopefully a few smaller odds and ends) and I just adore it. I’ve got the domain names…but now I need to figure out if I’m going to host it directly, or just use WordPress to host it. (Or host it *and* use WordPress). I’m essentially looking for something that is fairly quick and easy to set up but will allow me to customize it…and make any content changes without much fuss.  So, I think I’m going to start with WordPress for now. If it gets bigger I’ll look at a custom back end of some kind, but I think I’m a ways off from that.

In the meantime, I do understand the need for a platform, but I’m lost as to what I’m going to put there for content. I don’t really relish the thought of trying to run two blogs, but it might not hurt to have one with a more professional bent, maybe updated weekly. The thing I find harder to do is come up with actual stuff about *me*. I know some of it will be easier later – when I have a book cover to show or a link to Amazon or whatever, but I’m afraid the bio is going to be a bit thin at the moment. And as fond as I am of spouting off about myself here, it feels very weird to me to think about having an “official” site. I mean, who am I?

(And yeah, it’s intimidating to go look at, say, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s website. Stuff all over the place. A pipe dream for me, for sure.)

One thread at a time, I guess.

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6 Responses to Spinning my Web

  1. Danica says:

    Maybe you should post some kind of "What would you like to know about Allison" question contest and whatever questions you like the best, use as your content for your author website. I think I'd be clueless as to what to put myself and I think something like that would help. (Or hinder you…really, it could go either way.)

  2. Simon says:

    I'm sure you'll find a way to make the new "pro" website awesomesauce, good lady. After all, once edits are done, what else do you have to do? (I mean, other than kids and family and house and various other life stuff… but we all know those don't take up much time. *cough*)
    You'll do good, darlin'. 🙂

  3. Songlian says:

    I think that once those edits are done, she'll be working on even more edits for the next two books. Just a hunch.

    Looking forward to your official website! Do make a big announcement party once it's up.

  4. mynfel says:

    Please. It will be all about my all-paid world-wide author tour, right?! 🙂  Where's my private jet, yo??  And my posse of half-naked dancing boys?

  5. mynfel says:

    @Song – yup – I'll make an "official" announcement when it's done…

  6. mynfel says:

    So. um. What *do* you want to know? LOL.

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