By ©Jimi Wikman
Every summer, almost, it is time for reflection and build something new. This year is no exception, but it is a little bigger change that I look at. At the same time, I have changed the web host because I had some worries at Oderland that I try to figure out.
By a small coincidence when I still switched web hosting, I stopped in the Invision Community again. I tried it a year ago on my .com site, but felt that it didn't really get as I wanted. When I looked at it, it felt really good, maybe because I didn't try as much as I did last time. It was also the reason why I decreased the ambition here on the site after I pulled away a little.
Now there is a lot left to do, but so far it feels good. The functions are quite ok already directly out of the box, although it should be configured a bit. I have built a beginning of a project portfolio and a new blog. It is very basic so far, but I think it is good.
The biggest challenge now is to think about whether I want to drive in English or Swedish in the future. I made a choice long ago to drive in Swedish, but in an increasingly international situation, I am thinking of returning to my previous English concept. In such a transition, this blog will be a little outside, but I can live with that.
We'll see where I end up with my decision, but I miss the Invision Community and it's a lot that I can do with IC that I feel that WordPress lacks ...
By ©Jimi Wikman
This site is still very much in it's infancy and I have some plans for it that. Some are short term, some medium term and some are long term. What you can expect regardless, is a lot of content and resources. Hopefully also some interaction, even if that is not the immediate goal.
Short Term Goals
My short term goals in the next month or two are to continue to build up the layout and content areas. Right now this site have a good core for creating content where focus will of course be this blog. The design is still not 100% and I have some cleaning up to do for the Pages section especially. As I get the basics done for my Projects section and my Education sections I will start adding the content. You can expect that to happen quite soon.
Also in the short term goals I will work on building content for the videos section and rebuild my Swedish Blog.
Medium Term Goals
The Medium goals in the next 6 months are to add new content areas such as Profiles and Hosting databases. Profiles will be a continuation of my interview series I started almost 2 years ago. The idea is to present and promote people that I think are interesting and amazing. In some ways it can tie into helping people to get new business and job opportunities, but the main goal is just to showcase amazing people.
The hosting database is a pet project since I have been involved in the hosting business for almost 20 years now. It will be a little experiment on making a review database as well as testing to see if it is possible to make some passive income from referrals. Hopefully it can also generate sales and new clients for the hosting companies as well as make things easier for new webmasters looking for a place to host their sites.
I might add additional databases as well such as Books and Movies & TV databases, but I don't want to rush or spread myself to thin.
Long Term Goals
My website has always been about experimentation and exploring the ways the web can be utilized for different things. As I now have a very powerful foundation for building all kind of content I will explore many, many exciting things here. This platform also have a very strong community foundation and my long term goal is to make this a natural place to become a member on. I want to use this platform as a way for me to express myself and showcase my own thoughts and creations, but also as a way to share my knowledge and experiences. If I can help someone to a more successful career by sharing my network of contacts or support someone who are in need of guidance or just to listen, then that would be amazing.
I have been building this site since 2002 and I am in no rush to finish it. The journey of creation is the most satisfying one and I plan to work on this one for a very long time...