So I was sitting here looking at my Google Analytics results for my personal website (www.brycemoore.com), and I discovered a number of things:
First of all, my website is the first result when you type “jar jar binks language” into Google. It’s also the first result for “bryce moore” and “albert packard,” which is nice. I’d been like third or fifth before. So no doubt the site is attracting hordes of Jar Jar haters and people stalking Bryce Moores and Albert Packards.
In the nineteen months my website has been on Google Analytics, I’ve had 1,983 visits, and people stay on the site for 54 seconds before getting the heck out of there and going someplace interesting.
Seriously, my web site has gotten woefully out of date. My blog is alive and thriving–the website . . . not so much. Part of this is due to the fact that I get paid to make the library website, and when I get home from working on that all day, I’m not too keen to dive back into more coding in my spare time. The other part is due to the fact that, as I’ve stated multiple times on this blog, I’m lazy. Still, I really ought to get with the program a bit better. The last time I posted something new on there was back in July of 2007, when I was still in Utah. Yeah. Time for updating it.
But I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon, really. I mean, the site’s a mess. I don’t like the look of it–it’s like a six year old with a pack of Crayolas designed it. That means that when I want to get back to it, I’m going to need to totally redo the thing. I’d like to put my photoshop skills to work and come up with something halfway decent. That will all take time, and it’s time I just don’t have right now. At the very least I’d like to put my blog over on the page, then have two presences–one here at LJ and one on my blog. But to do THAT, I’d have to figure out how to do it. And really, I’m far too busy playing bass guitar and whittling loons to have time to do that. Maybe if/when I ever get a book published, then I’ll put more time to the website. Or maybe when the library site is better finished, then I’ll be able to put some creative juices toward that. We’ll see.
In the meantime, all you Jar Jar haters are just going to have to deal with a crappy website. You got a problem with that?