Category Archives: website content and design

Interviewed at The Freelance Survivor

I was recently interviewed by Dee-Ann LeBlanc of The Freelance Survivor, a site packed full of useful information. Fun! You can read what I had to say here.


INK WELL, edited by Ev Bishop, launched today

INK WELLThe young writers’ club that I head up at Centennial Christian School here in Terrace, Writers’ Ink, launched its Spring 2009 issue of our magazine, INK WELL. We’ve come along way since the days of cutting and pasting and photocopying! Check us out and make sure you click to preview – you can flip through each page, very cool! I’m especially excited, because I did the design work – a bit of new branching out for me.

And if you’re into desktop or print-on-demand publishing for any purpose – to put your own creative work “out there,” or for business, non-profit, or special interest work you’re involved with – look into MagCloud. I’m very impressed with the quality of their end product, their prices, and the overall site set up.


The Benefits of Blogging… a link to someone else’s thoughts

Busy-busy this month, but not too busy to read the odd blog. ;)

I came across this one (thanks to a Twitter friend), and thought I’d share. The author, John Dupuis, is the head of the Steacie Science & Engineering Library at York University in Toronto; he has lots to say about the benefits of blogging–and his links to other blog posts that fueled his thoughts are fantastic. Follow some of them.

Cheers,
Ev


A Wise Decision?

Well, after a few back and forths (that actually included exporting this blog, importing into my website, then deleting it from said website), I’ve arrived at my final decision. I’m keeping Write Here, Write Now where it is. What can I say? I love the WordPress community, its help forums, and the fact that WordPress promotes your blog for you. Besides, I’m *neurotically loyal. I actually felt _sad_ about leaving my little niche here. Who spends too much time alone in her home office? Uh huh…. We have a winner!

Anyway, in other online news, I am LOVING (note the capitals, please) my new site. It’s very fun to play around on, and will be updated/added to regularly. If you’d like to check it out so far, visit www.evbishop.com.

*I’m not actually neurotically loyal. Pathetically is a much more apt descriptor! :D


To combine my blog with my website or not to combine…

So I’ve pretty much decided on the template I’m going with in my latest update-my-website obsession. I don’t want to give any clues about its style or design features until it’s all pretty with my personal content, etc. Suffice it to say – it’s a WordPress theme (of course – ha ha), designed by itheme.com. I’ve perused a lot of template providers over the past few days, and I have to say ithemes remains my first recommendation for people who want a WordPress CMS site that _looks_ like a website, not just a blog (not that there’s anything wrong with sites that look like blogs/are blogs – it’s just not what I want, you know?). And that last bit about blogs brings me to my reason for posting today.

I’m trying to decide whether I should keep Write here, write now (this blog) at the address it is right now or if I should amalgamate it with evbishop.com. Are there advantages to having your blog separate from your official webpage? I can’t really think of any disadvantages to putting them together. If anything, perhaps more people would find my blog…. If you’re reading this and have any thoughts on the subject, I’d love to hear them.

:) Ev


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