blogging

Still Moving In

Over the past few days, I’ve noticed on my stats page where a lot of people have visited this site and checked out most of its pages. Bravo! Good for you–and even better, if you click your mouse once and follow the page!

But that’s simply not happening. When people come to visit, they find, basically, a skeleton blog with irregular posts and incomplete pages. But why? I’m still moving in. I have to sync my appearances calendar, update my four-year-old press and media kit, and add a few things to my bio. I’m targeting the end of this month, February, to have everything up and running.

Thank you for your patience, and feel free to follow if you like.

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New Web Site and Blog

Ok.  So it’s not really a web site in the strictest sense.  It’s a blog with a web site address!  From here on out, the official Pat Fitzhugh “web site,” also known as patfitzhugh.com, will be this WordPress blog.

“A blog?” you ask.  Yep.  I’ve run web sites since the early 1990s, when the World Wide Web first emerged, and I’ve learned a few things along the way.  Web sites are great for many things, as are blogs, but the latter is easier to update and maintain than the former.  Today’s tech delicacies, such as tag clouds, bookmarking sites, RSS, and the whole social media craze, add speed, relevance, notoriety, and credibility to any topic people find interesting.  When that happens, they share it with their friends, then their friends share it, and so on.  Blogging and social media are today’s digital incarnation of yesteryear’s old-fashioned “word-of mouth” network.  Blogging enables me to better interact with my readers–the people I write for.

One of my earlier web sites, originally created around 1994 and now in its tenth incarnation, “bellwitch.org,” isn’t going anywhere.  In fact, I’ve been gutting it out and optimizing it.  The site will undergo the biggest overhaul (and promotion) of its lifetime, beginning in March of 2013.

I hope you enjoy visiting patfitzhugh.com and reading the blog.  Make sure to check the accompanying pages, too.  You’ll find current news, descriptions of the books I’ve written, my biography (for the nosy at heart), and a FAQ page.

Take Care                 …… pf