Lest you think I've been slacking of for the last few days, let me tell you what I've been doing over at the magazine this week.
Monday, our server administrators, Tom and Joe McDonald of Vpop Technologies, our webmaster, Oliver Del Signore, and I put on the steam to launch the first of several blogs on the BHM website. The project had been languishing for several weeks, until my dad (he's my boss, too) emailed me and said, 'Get it online STAT, I want to write my first post Friday.' And by golly, we did.
While Joe and Tom wrote code to integrate the design of blog into the website, Oliver fine tuned the look, fixed all sorts of formatting stuff, and who knows what else (he's amazing... I have no idea what he did, really.... a whole lot), and held my hand through a crash course on the server. In all, I did hardly any of the work, even though I worked all week. My main job was to get familiar with WordPress (we chose WordPress for several good reasons... 1) it's free, 2) it's open source, 3) it can do anything, if you can figure it out...which we will.... someday) so that I could become the blog administrator.
After a zillion test posts, a domain move (which, thanks to Oliver, I did all by myself!), a major conceptual change, and a few bugs, we launched Dave Duffy Blogging on Friday with my dad's very first weblog post.
Congratulations, Dad, and welcome to the blogging world!