My first post at Skook went up on January 5th, 2003. That means I’ve been posting here for almost nine years. I’ve posted almost 1900 times. At the beginning of this year I’d been thinking I’d shut things down at an even 2000 posts. But this year has been more eventful that I’d planned. (Most years are.) So I’ve decided to shut this blog down at the end of this year. It’s not as if I’ll stop posting my art and ramblings. I’ll just be doing it at a different address.
I’ve owned DavidLeeIngersoll.com (and DavidIngersoll.com) since 2007. Until this month that address (both addresses actually) has been pointing to dliportfolio.blogspot.com. When I started the process of designing a website for Oz Squad I also started thinking about I should do with my own domain. I’d intended to get up full Squad site first and then move on to my own site. As I’ve been reacquainting myself with WordPress and playing around with design ideas it’s become apparent that both sites are going to be built simultaneously. Oz Squad will still be getting most of the attention but my own domain will be where I’ll be trying some of the messier experiments.
There’s currently a small amount of content up at Skookworks.com. And DavidLeeIngersoll.com. And DavidIngersoll.com. Those addresses all point to the same site. Ain’t technology grand?
The various logos on the page today are my first stabs at designing the logo for the site. None of them work. It’s been so long since I hand designed a logo that I’d forgotten one of the fundamental rules of design.
Work big. Work really big. Then when the art is reduced to print size your mistakes will go unnoticed.
The logo designs shown in today’s post are about the same size as the original artwork. They’re useful as tests but not as refined as I want for actual logos. The original art for the logo that appears on the site today is about 4 times the size it appears online.
When I first started posting here I had an AOL account and a Yahoo.com email address. Since then I’ve acquired both a gmail and a hotmail address. I’ve got an epilogue.net gallery and a deviantart account. I’ve got a MySpace page. A Facebook account. A couple of Twitter accounts. I’ve got a Wikipedia entry. I’ve posted comments on a variety of blogs and sites all over the net. I’ve got art in places I barely remember. Basically I’m a pretty typical netizen. Given that I’m only now getting around to using my own domain I’m a netizen who has a lot of catching up to do.
With school starting up again I’m not sure how much time I’ll be able to devote to posting. I hope I’ll be able to keep up a regular routine until the end of the year. This blog will stay online for as long as blogger keeps it up. I’ll be reposting some of the content at the new site but I don’t plan to remove anything here.