It may not be much just yet, but we are ready to launch the mpomy subdomain See Emily Play. This will be Em’s personal blog with a focus on whatever the hell she wants to focus on. I’m assisting with set-up and design implementation, as well as the obvious domain and hosting issues. All content, as currently contemplated, will be courtesy the lovely Emily.
This is a special moment for me, because mpomy.com is really an exercise in vanity and catharsis. Google Analytics has confirmed that there’s not a whole lot of traffic, and that’s fine. The more important result has been that I’ve become somewhat comfortable with the best platform on the web and I’m running it locally on my host provider, so it’s my bandwidth, my rules, my domain. If there was something extremely interesting going on out there, I would have a journal entry here that would help me remember for later. Links can be preserved and pictures saved and it just goes on from there. Any fine writing is purely coincidental.
Emily, on the other hand, presents a totally different approach. She has had to be dragged into this kicking and screaming. Well, not quite, but it has taken the encouragement of a professional, published author, who recognized Em’s talent and encouraged her to act as a guest blogger. That’s a lot different than a partner or family member saying, “you’re such a great writer, you should just start writing a blog.”
So, today I spent the afternoon assigning a subdomain, setting up another mySQL database, installing a separate and discreet WordPress installation, and getting some very basic customization underway. Even now, the earliest entries are beginning to take shape across the room as we engage in the age-old exercise known as “dueling laptops.” Update your Google Reader accordingly.