A work in progress...

Putting in the time

Levi Fletcher

Well, the site is up and now it’s about putting in the time and effort. Consistency. To that end, a little video to set the mood.

That consistency is going to take a number of forms. One of those will be blogging regularly. Not just writing about what’s new and going on, but writing that invites and, really, asks for feedback and discussion. These first few posts probably won’t do that so much, but I think right now it’s about putting the time in “the gym” and building some new habits.

If you go around the site much, you’ll notice that pretty much nothing works. Most links don’t actually go anywhere, there is a login button and search tool that don’t do anything, etc. I’ve removed most of the template that I don’t plan on using, but the things remaining are the tools that I WANT to be part of this site - I just need to figure out how to get them up and running. They are my “to do list” for the coming month or two. Gotta put the time in. It's not going to happen overnight, but over time, this actually might come together and be a pretty useful site :)

Levi Fletcher

As an "edtech expert", it was important to me that I was able to have full control over my website. Building the whole thing from scratch was beyond my skillset (at least for what I wanted), but I knew I could figure out something appealing with a bit of effort and support from "the Internet". I wasn't going to fire the bricks in the kiln, but was sure happy that someone else had already.

I've done some html/css work before - enough to know that I wanted something current and smooth, but something that was beyond my current skills. I've learned to how to host a website on github, and from there it was a lot of trial-and-error. At a later date, I'll write it up in more detail.

For now, though, I know I want to work on the following:

  1. Figuring out how to make the search function work
  2. Figuring out how to make comments work
  3. Figuring out how to make a running blog page
  4. Fix other links like RSS and mail