Good progress this week. The Poor Boy Cooking Show has the building blocks for the site. Just need to figure out how I want to lay the categories out then get content and it will be live. I’m thinking the end of February it will be ready to publish. I now have all of the sites under the GenX Noir banner under the same design format. I debated with myself about a uniform vs different style for each website approach. In the end, I felt uniformity was the better option since none of the sites content wise are any different than the others. Next week I have to focus on Pizzas for Peace. The goal for that site is about promoting events local and nationally that I’m interested in. For example, had it been up at the time I would have promoted the Women’s March last week. I’m not sure how activist the site might be. For instance, if I promote the Phoenix or San Diego Comic-Con on the page, would that be OK? There’s activist work at both, but the first thing that comes to mind about those events is comics. It’s going to take time to define what I want then see if about content. The goal for PfP is still fuzzy.
I’m delaying having go live until next week but the Star Citizen role playing web page is ready for launch. I’ve mentioned my strong like for Star Citizen on Reality Gambit. My character, I guess I should say proposed character since the game isn’t finished, is a journalist. Well, saying journalist is a bit limiting because since I’m getting immersed in the roleplay, my thinking is in the game universe people are going to have multiple jobs. So, my guy is a journalist, explorer and possible hauler. I figure that combination allows me to explore all sorts of areas and report from those sites.
The website for the character has a page for the small news organization he works for. Think of him working for a small local free paper like The New Times or San Diego Reader. Every few months he’s going to write stories for publication and they will be linked to the site as well as on the Star Citizen fan fiction/roleplaying forums.
The Star Citizen site has some incredible resources for writers if they want to write fiction for the universe. I’ll write something later about how I broke things down and how I’m developing articles to write. The process has been fun so far and I’m only going to post an article every month or two for the site. It’s a separate, fun and surprisingly relaxing activity for me and it lets me exercise my creative skills.