The current state of AlexDresko.com

I’m being forced to hold off a bit on writing anything really meaningful due to all of the other things involved with starting a new website like this. For example:

  • I’m not very happy with the registration process that is required for commenting on my posts. I think I want to leave registration as a requirement, but the process of commenting on a post needs to be streamlined.
  • I haven’t yet found an OpenId plug-in for WordPress that functions the way I want. OpenId is enabled on the site, but only nerds like myself would have any clue how to use it. What I really want is something like this:
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  • The major search engines still don’t see my new site the way they should. If you search for “Alex Dresko”, I want AlexDresko.com to be the first result. At least Bing shows my site first when you search for “AlexDresko.com”.  I predict this is going to take a while, but there are still a lot of things I can do to make my site the most attractive result when people search for me.
  • For crying out loud, I don’t even have an “About Me” page yet! What about my resume and links to my social network profiles?  I bet you don’t even know what my purpose is for this site. And have you seen that default faveicon in the address bar? Gag me with a spoon! Yes, I just wrote that. The list of small stuff like this grows and shrinks daily and I’m going to keep hammering away at it until there’s nothing left to sweat.

So that’s a rough break down of what’s happening here right now.

I. Am. Not. Going. To. Give. Up. On. This.