I’m helping a friend mount a new website. I love this stuff. This is my fun.
My friend knows enough to be dangerous, but not enough to know what he doesn’t know. He will enjoy this process too. He writes about technology, so all I can think of is Rock Hudson’s 1964 movie, “Man’s Favorite Sport?”
OK–mayhem probably won’t ensue. We’re still in the ballpark.
Though he doesn’t want a blog I’ve convinced him to use WordPress as his CMS (content management system). He found a $70 template he liked with a magazine type look and signed on for a $4.50/month hosting plan at GoDaddy. He’s basically finished spending money!
What’s made things easier for me is he’s organized. I threw out a list of things he should plan for and… holy crap, he followed through.
Still to come, I’ve got to install WordPress and his template. Then he’s got to start feeding content to the beast, making decisions along the way on how he’ll tag and categorize the content.
You wonder why print and TV outlets fear the Internet? I’ll get him on-line and ready to compete for under $100. Getting people to his site–that’s the tougher part.