Yeah, it’s been a while. I know, I know… Blogging isn’t going to get me anywhere when blogging isn’t consistent. Well just to give you all an update on what has been happening to Zion Eye Media.
Let’s start with the blog. I’ve posted on my main page that the blog has been canned until further notice. This was because I was trying to resolve my pretty permalinks issue with my blog that ended up being botched more than I could take at a single fix. The “almost-pretty” permalinks that my blog used (which basically has “index.php” in the URL before the actual blog post title) was not the way I wanted to continue my blogging with, and unfortunately, my current host setup was not in the position to change and modify the “index.php” issue. Thus, my own intuitions and research mindset took over and started scouring around the web, particularly in the WordPress.org site, to find better solutions and fixes to help my case. Needless to say, only a handful of sites were able to offer something substantial that didn’t produce too many side issues along the way. While these information did somewhat help, it didn’t really help me do what I really wanted to do, which was to get rid of the index.php verbiage.
So, in my own maverick way, I decided to go for broke and do what I felt was the best possible scenario: back up the blog, delete the entire blog, and restart with fresh configuration. And BOY WAS I IN FOR IT. The backup of my blog didn’t show up all of the data, and the “index.php” verbiage was still showing up. Just the two alone caused me to just set myself out of the blog-reproduction equation and figure out strategically what my next step was.
I guess some bad things can turn out for the betterment of one’s self. Thankfully, the strategic timeout really made me think heavily on what I really want to do with my site, both short-term and long-term. With this “timeout,” I was able to place the importance of what I want to accomplish strategically, and how I am able to do that with all that I do online. For better or for worse, this has been an eye-opening and wonderfully challenging experience.
With that said, it has made me want to push everything that I do into a content management system, in a similar way/format that I would tell my clients anyway. And what better way to showcase my clients work by following my own advice and examples. Again, this has been a very eye-opening process for me.
So with all that said and done, I am in the process of combining all of my contents into a CMS (my preferred is WordPress), and hopefully you will see a whole new look soon. Thanks for reading and more importantly thank you for your patience.