January
22
2015

More idiocy on my part

So the other day I downloaded all of the files on my old server so that I could cancel it - but what I failed to do was download the databases.  AGAIN.  So I went to Archive.org and recovered every old article from the old ThinkSoJoE's Thoughts that I could and posted them here as archive posts.

And a random question.  How long is Today that it starts at 2AM on NBC?

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:06 am
in the category Miscellaneous |

January
15
2015

(Un)Officially a WordPress Theme Author

So.  I just sent it out.  My WordPress theme that I've been working on for a little while now that's based on the one I did for BoredHockeyFan.  I submitted it to ThemeForest, rather than the official WordPress theme directory simply because I feel it's good enough to make some money on.  Maybe I'm wrong.  Either way, the files are all uploaded and the theme is awaiting review.  So maybe a little later on I'll be able to jump on here and say "Hey!  I'm approved!"

Really, I put way too much time into that.  But now it's done and I can focus more on client sites.  In fact, I updated one yesterday morning.  I'm also preparing to launch a new site devoted exclusively to my web design in an effort to attract more clients.  It's pretty much ready to go, I just need to update some of the stock pictures I'm using as placeholders at the moment.  I'll get on that soon enough.

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 3:40 am
in the category Web Design |

January
13
2015

Testing - and updating

Hey folks.  I just installed a new text editor on the backend of this site, so I just wanted to check it out and make sure it works.  The old one was, well, old.

I haven't posted here in nearly a month, so this is probably a good opportunity to let everybody know what I've been working on.  I re-designed BoredWrestlingFan, and since then I was working on a client site.  Unfortunately that got derailed by BoredHockeyFan causing complete havoc on my old server.  So I had to move that over and wound up designing a great look for it.  So great, in fact, I decided that I want to try and market it as a WordPress theme.  So since then I've been working on making it fully customizable within WordPress so anybody can download it and make it their own.

I do have to get back to my client site.  It's almost done, I just need to finish it up.

When that's done, I think I'll work on making my CMS that I designed years ago to use here and on other sites I made suitable for a public release.  I think this new text editor is a step in that direction.

I updated my portfolio here on thinksojoe.com, so check it out if you get a chance!

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 2:23 am
in the category Miscellaneous |

December
17
2014

Boy do I feel stupid

So I was having some server issues yesterday, and by the time we got them resolved, I told the tech support guy that by that point, all I was concerned about was not losing this site.

So, what does Mr. Jack-of-All-Trades-Master-Of-None do?  I download the entire site, but forget to backup the database.  Yeah.  I nearly lost four years worth of blog posts.  Luckily, I still had the backup from when I moved to the new server a few days ago and hadn't posted anything since then.

Hopefully it'll be easier to move BoredWrestlingFan when I try that in a little while (but it's so big that it most certainly won't be). 

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:40 am
in the category Miscellaneous |

December
10
2014

Rebranding

The idea has been tossed around for a little while about getting a new logo done for BoredWrestlingFan.com.   Meanwhile, I've acquired a new domain to promote my small web design business.  So I decided to jump over to Fiverr and look for somebody to do a logo for the small business site, and I got inspired to create the new BoredWrestlingFan logo on my own.  So the rebranding is about to begin.

In 2015, I plan on launching a new business venture.  I think I've probably mentioned it here before.  I'm still brainstorming how I'm going to get that working, so in the meantime I want to monetize existing content.  We're looking for advertisers at BoredWrestlingFan, particularly for our podcast, but unfortunately, as I stated in a previous post on this site, our numbers aren't that good.  So my immediate goal becomes to get more ears on that particular product.  The rebranding is the first step.  I'm going to start putting out targeted Facebook posts directing wrestling fans toward the podcast.  With any luck, a year from now we'll be making at least a little bit of money from BoredWrestlingFan.

Can't wait to reveal the new logo.  Sometime in the next few weeks I'll get to!

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:34 pm
in the category BoredWrestlingFan.com |

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