Changing Web Presence Part 2

A couple of weeks ago I told you about some changes to my blog and other web pages. The big thing, of course, is changing the blog to its own domain to get rid of the advertisement.

I also talked about updating some other web sites. I did finish the first part of the updates, but didn’t say anything because of the release of The Old Mill.

Well, that is now past, so time to link talk about my web presence :)

After looking through it all, I discovered that I have quite a few sites! Each has its own function.

Blog (this site). Almost daily updates with stories, poems, photos, drawings and just plain talk.
Trent’s World Web Page. A static web page about my creative side. It is a good place for galleries and links to other sites.
Author site. Pretty basic. Just links to my books for now.
Amazon author’s page. My page on Amazon.
YouTube. This is where I share some of my music. It is mostly recordings by me and most of the music is music I have written.
Instagram. I do little here, but will occasionally post photos from my phone. 90% of posts are to get the image to my personal FB page ;)

So that makes six web sites! This one is, of course, the most important, but I am going to try to maintain all of them.

If you have time, I’d like you to visit a couple of galleries on my Trent’s World Page. The first is just drawing and painting in general. the other is figure drawing, i.e., nudes, which is why I kept it separate.

31 thoughts on “Changing Web Presence Part 2

  1. tidalscribe

    I have upgraded my blog since your first article and it now has it’s own domain! My main aim was to get rid of the advertisements and have more capacity for my photos. But I am closing down my original website so I am hoping to add a couple more pages to my blog.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      That’s great. Getting rid of ads was my big driver. Back when I first started blogging I paid a see to increase my storage. I thought it was yearly, but it was the only time I paid. Hope it all went well with the change over.

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  2. dawnkinster

    I’m glad this one is the most important! :) It’s a lot of work, maintaining a web presence. We are trying to put that together for the Truck Safety Coalition and we don’t have the staff (yet) to do what we really need to do. And of course volunteers say they’ll help but lots of times it doesn’t end up so well. Sigh.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Keeping up a web presence is very hard! The blog is by far the easiest part. Before I did this refresh, my web pages haven’t been changed in 5 or six years (what I call the “author’s page” was never built, just had a redirect to the other page!). I can imagine that it is difficult to get it done. Today, even for static pages, you can use a free version of WP and have it look pretty good without too much work – that’s what I used for my static pages.

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  3. Shannon

    You’re a very talented artist! I thought the rose in the wineglass and the apple were photographs at first! But my favorite is the wooly mammoth! 🦣 I have a soft spot for prehistoric things!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! The apple (minus the hand) was a painting I did in a class for Renaissance style painting. It is a photo of the painting, so the frame really is a frame ;) (I added the hand for a specific post). The mammoth started out as a doodle, but I like it too :)

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  4. dprastka

    I like how you have organized all of your sites. I have never thought about the sites or web pages I have. I do not have as many, I do not do youtube, but have FB and Instagram and here WP. Thanks for sharing so I could visit your drawings and paintings! You are so creative and talented!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a lot of work! I just followed you on Instagram but haven’t looked at your posts yet. As to different sites, I really like looking at your professional site. You’ve done a lot at very cool work!

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      1. marina kanavaki

        Ah, thank you, Trent! It’s nice working on my pro site as well, although it’s a lot of work. Finding / photographing and archiving work. I sometimes have to look for works in boxes of cds/dvds with work from 20 years ago! 😱 I’m not posting very often nowadays on instagram. Time is very limited!

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  5. Suzanne@PictureRetirement

    Trent, I have my hands full with just one website and an Instagram account. Reading blogs, commenting, and writing new posts is enough for me. But, I am not promoting anything, or providing a service of any kind – just sharing smiles. I will take some time later today to check out your galleries. Have a great day.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’ll admit that I hadn’t touched the other web sites in many years! Just the blog is a lot. I will try to go back every few months, or at least once a year ;) You too, have a great day.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is quite a job keeping up with them! I’ve head my two static sites for ages. I changed the trent’s world one back in mid-2014 to match the blog, but didn’t touch it again, and what I am now calling my “author’s page” sat untouched since I first set it up 15 years ago! (It is actually a sub-page of the other, I just pay a small sum for the name). I did start a twitter account, but haven’t touched it in years and don’t plan on it. My posts go out on it, and some every week I get at least one hit from there!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I get it. I’ve had the Trent’s World site for ages, long before the blog, so for the last few years I have been trying to figure out a way to join them. I finally gave up and decided to keep them separate.

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