I’m a total information junkie and this internet thing is to me as mud to a pig. I have a concern though that I just take, take, take from the internet but do next to nothing to add something useful to the sum total of knowledge available upon it.
I am the type of person that when planning to buy something spends ages researching the possibilities and spreadsheeting what I find out, to get the various possibilities straight in my head. If I build a project (electronic or wood or water rocket or whatever) I do a lot of background research, testing etc. and work out all the possibilities before I go ahead and build. Lately I’ve been fiddling with free GPS tracking software for my smartphone to figure out which does what best. If I go on an expedition somewhere I will take time on planning and mapping and so on.
Maybe some of this information would be some use to someone. Or maybe not, but anyhow…
I have a legal practice and a young family and between them very little available time (even less when you take into account the time taken on perfectionist buying decisions and fiddle-arsing around with silly projects ;)).
What suggestions do you have about:
1/ setting up a website
2/ putting up pages with text and photos and maybe spreadsheets or something about various projects
in a quick, non-time consuming way that isn’t going to become too much of a (further) burden on my time? I’m not concerned about ease-of-use in itself, I’m very comfortable with computers. My greater concern is not to be sucked into yet another highly detailed thing I can’t help but put too much time into. I want this to be a minor adjunct to something I am doing, not a major project in itself.
Finally, I suppose I am wondering if anyone will actually get anything out of this. Do sites comprising random project pages actually get substantial numbers of hits such as will justify my time and make me feel that I am actually contributing something? I don’t want fame or to make money from google ads, but if I spend hours on this and virtually no one looks at the pages, then I should probably have spent my time on something more useful.