Why Multiple Web Sites?
Since both web sites are exactly
the same, why bother with two?
Some Webmasters will create a
"Mirror" image of their web site because it is
either faster for those wishing to access it or because
they have so much traffic on their site that multiple
sites become necessary.
Neither of these scenarios fit my
circumstances. I have so little traffic that meters don't
even bother to read my site.
Of course the reason could
possibly be that the site is getting so large, with so
many pages, that two sites are needed to handle the
volume. And this is true. What I expected to be a small
site with 50 pages tops, has turned into a veritable
monster (from my perspective at least) with pages in the
thousands, and growing daily.
But it's not the number of pages that
is my concern. If this were the case, I would merely cut
out some of the pages, and I certainly wouldn't create a
situation where I have to double the number of
pages I have to deal with.
But size of the web site is
the factor that causes me to need another site. Actually
not another site, but another web host.
For the past two years I have been
using my Internet Service Provider as my host. By doing
thus it cost me nothing (except for the cost of the
domain) to publish my works on the web. But the limit
allotted me by my ISP is 25 Megabytes. Now, to me 25
Megabytes sounds like an unreachable goal. That is two years
ago it seemed unreachable.
Now I have reached that size, or at
least very near it.
So I searched for a new web host to
handle my site. I not only found a web host that provides
oodles of space (measured in the Gig abytes),
but it also gives me two free domains along with the
Thus, multiple web sites.
And if anyone has been aware of my
blogs that I have had for over a year that do nothing but
point at my site, you are then also
aware that "First Trump" is a domain I have
been wanting all along.
Besides, this new arrangement
allows me to revamp all my studies and stories, something
I have been needing (and dreading) to do since the thing
became more than a few homey stories.
Also, anyone who has viewed this
web site for very long knows that I have other things I
want to present as well as the stories. For one thing I
want to illustrate some of the stores in Checkerboard
and Voices. Also I have charts and diagrams I
would like to do for the Bible section, but have not done
so because of limited space.
And, of course, I have a few paintings
and photos I want to publish (show off is more like it)
that will take up gobs of ether.
Besides, this new setup allows me
to exercise my "artistic abilities" and present
the whole package in a new and different way. I for one
am quite pleased with new arrangement. In fact I might
say I am rather proud of the presentation.
I suspect there are some out there who
will reply: "It doesn't take much to make you happy,
And perhaps that's true. But I would
rather be happy with having done a little than to be
miserable because I of never being able to attain my
While on the subject of the two
sites, I need to point out that eventually something will
have to give on Tumbleweed.name. I suspect it will the
printable copies of each of the pages that will have to
go. Somehow I am going to have to redirect those who wish
to download or print the smaller copies, to this, the
.info site. Just how I am going to accomplish this I have
yet to figure out. I don't want to make duplicates, of
course; but there must be a way.
Three years ago I knew absolutely
nothing about html or web sites. So I figure if I can
learn enough to do what I'm now doing, the solution to my
problem should be near at hand.
Multiple web sites. A lot of words
wasted to say: "Because I want it that