Okay.. it may be a little belated but the thought is there. In fact updates to the site were somewhat lacking in 2012 as were the three Sam Wilde novels. Don’t worry they haven’t been forgotten… I have one other project I want to get out of the way and then I will concentrate on the Sam Wilde books.
With the ever increasing popularity of iPads and other tablet devices I also have plans on a new design for the website but I have to decide on which direction I will be taking it. Funny enough I’ve just been reading the first post for last last year and I had evidently just upgraded the website at the time. Alas there were a few elements of the site that I realised didn’t work as well as I had hoped although a lack of updates on my behalf was probably more noticeable.
So how was your 2012… at least the World didn’t end on December 21st… I guess that would have been a pretty big obstacle to us mere mortals if it had?
Oh… for anyone who is a friend on my personal Facebook page as well as a fan of the ‘author’ page I apologise… that’s two belated ‘Happy New Year’ you would have received from me… Sorry!
Someone asked me the other day, why I bother maintaining a website (all be it that it hadn’t been updated that often), they went on to suggest that people only need Facebook these days. Well, I have to disagree with that… sure Facebook is the main player in town at the moment as far as social networking sites go but there was a time when MySpace was the number one site that is until you discovered all your friends had signed up to Facebook and you either had to transfer your alliance over to Facebook or maintain an account with both Facebook and MySpace… at the time it wasn’t as easy as it is today to post across a variety of social networks. In fact I was looking at a preview of the new Myspace and it’s looking pretty interesting. Will it be enough to be real competition for Facebook… who knows? Though, looking at it I think it will certainly be able to give Google+ a run for it’s money.
So, in answer to the question of why do I bother maintaining a website it is because whilst the social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc may come and go your own website can act as a single focal point which will be present for as long as you want it to be. Hence, I will be kicking my butt into touch to ensure that I keep it updated throughout 2013!