Multiple Web Sites?
Since both web sites are
exactly the same, why bother with two?
Some Webmasters will create
a "Mirror" image of their web site because it is either faster for
those wishing to access it or because they have so much traffic on
their site that multiple sites become necessary.
Neither of these scenarios
fit my circumstances. I have so little traffic that meters don't even
bother to read my site.
Of course the reason could
possibly be that the site is getting so large, with so many pages, that
two sites are needed to handle the volume. And this is true. What I
expected to be a small site with 50 pages tops, has turned into a
veritable monster (from my perspective at least) with pages in the
thousands, and growing daily.
But it's not the number of
pages that is my concern. If this were the case, I would merely cut out
some of the pages, and I certainly wouldn't create a situation where I
have to double the number of pages I have to deal
But size of the web site
is the factor that causes me to need another
site. Actually not another site, but another web host.
For the past two years I
have been using my Internet Service Provider as my host. By doing thus
it cost me nothing (except for the cost of the domain) to publish my
works on the web. But the limit allotted me by my ISP is 25 Megabytes.
Now, to me 25 Megabytes sounds like an unreachable goal. That is two years
ago it seemed unreachable.
Now I have reached that
size, or at least very near it.
So I searched for a new
web host to handle my site. I not only found a web host that provides
oodles of space (measured in the Gig abytes), but
it also gives me two free domains along with the package.
Thus, multiple web sites.
And if anyone has been
aware of my blogs that I have had for over a year that do nothing but point
at my site, you are then also aware that "First
Trump" is a domain I have been wanting all along.
Besides, this new
arrangement allows me to revamp all my studies and stories, something I
have been needing (and dreading) to do since the thing
became more than a few homey stories.
Also, anyone who has
viewed this web site for very long knows that I have other things I
want to present as well as the stories. For one thing I want to
illustrate some of the stores in Checkerboard and
Voices. Also I have charts and diagrams I
would like to do for the Bible section, but have not done so because of
And, of course, I have a few
paintings and photos I want to publish (show off is more like it) that
will take up gobs of ether.
Besides, this new setup
allows me to exercise my "artistic abilities" and present the whole
package in a new and different way. I for one am quite pleased with new
arrangement. In fact I might say I am rather proud
of the presentation.
I suspect there are some out
there who will reply: "It doesn't take much to make you happy, does it?"
And perhaps that's true. But
I would rather be happy with having done a little than to be miserable
because I of never being able to attain my goals.
While on the subject of
the two sites, I need to point out that eventually something will have
to give on Tumbleweed.name. I suspect it will the printable copies of
each of the pages that will have to go. Somehow I am going to have to
redirect those who wish to download or print the smaller copies, to
this, the .info site. Just how I am going to accomplish this I have yet
to figure out. I don't want to make duplicates, of course; but there
must be a way.
Three years ago I knew
absolutely nothing about html or web sites. So I figure if I can learn
enough to do what I'm now doing, the solution to my problem should be
near at hand.
Multiple web sites. A
lot of words wasted to say: "Because I want it