Well, I did it. This is what’s wrong with being me. Something hits me as possible while I’m brushing my teeth in the morning, and I can’t go to bed that night before I’ve made it happen no matter how many other things I have to do. Thus, I now have a new website: Trailing Eudora.
I’ve only gone as far as to install WordPress and install a theme tonight, and that took me a couple of hours. This isn’t any WordPress.com site. I had to register the domain, set up the database, configure the dns entries so that the url would know what to point to, install the self-hosted version of WordPress, find a theme, download it, upload it, and tweak it a little to get rid of the logo image that was for the theme designer rather than for my site.
I tell you this not to impress you with tech-speak that makes it sound like I know what I’m doing. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve installed WordPress now. It’s only scary the first five times. Actually, it’s never scary. I used an installer program. But that’s beside the point. All of this is just to illustrate the level of obsession I’ve applied to my Idea of the Day. I was watching figure skating while I set this up too, but I didn’t stop until I had a site in place.
I have, however, calmed down some from the original plan. I now see this as my own site that I will develop slowly over time. I’m not going to give myself a deadline. I’ll add a little here and a little there. This is the digital age version of writing a book. I’m just going to let people watch me write it if they want.
I also have revised my estimate of how much it will cost to do this. I’ve spent $10 so far. That was for the domain registration. I installed it on an account I already had. I don’t know why I thought I needed to pay for a new account this morning, but that’s the beauty of having a busy day stand between you and an obsession. There’s room for reason to sink in. This particular episode of reason saved me about $100 a year.
I was also thinking I wanted to buy a video camera this morning so that I could record interviews of Eudora memories. That was just because I saw a Sony Bloggie in the store yesterday and wanted it, but at some point during the day I remembered that I already own a Flip Cam. And oh yeah, my Canon Rebel shoots video as does my Sony Cybershot. So what? I don’t see how I could go wrong with a Bloggie.
Likewise, I already have access to a voice recorder because the Arts Commission bought some for a project we did at school last year. But there are these great little Zoom recorders I’ve been anxious to test…
Nonetheless, the only thing I really need to spend is gas for my photo excursions and lenses for my camera. Okay, the lenses I don’t have to buy to do this project. Distinguishing between wants and needs is not really part of the creative process, though. I’m not striking lenses off the list.
If I have any sense whatsoever, it will be summer before much content appears on this site, but check back in a day or two. You never know.