I have now finished the immediate task at hand – the site is all fully functional again. I will be doing a fair bit of updating in the days, weeks, months, etc, to come – adding new sites and content, but that is more fun than work.
The overhaul of Kevin’s Portal is now complete and it has been a massive work. The site has increased in size tenfold plus – and that’s a big plus! I hope the site is even more useful to visitors and a help to those interested in my online activities.
What’s to come now that I have this overhaul in the bag? Well, I will continue to add new social networks and web applications to Kevin’s Portal as I discover and begin to use them. I don’t expect there to be any major changes to the site now for the the foreseeable future – phew!!! I am thinking about some additional content at some point – being mainly a page about the software I use to create my online presence, such as Internet browsers, HTML editor, etc. That is down the track however.
The site overhaul is progressing well – so well in fact that some of it is already live. The amount of time that I have already spent on it I would have thought I’d have made more progress, but the progress made I think is good and so the time well spent. There is so much more to do though – but it is looking good.
Not all of the links in the directory in the left column are working yet. Some are and you’ll be able to get a feel for how the site will look when the overhaul is completed.
Not only is the content that was there before being placed back onto the site, but there is a massive amount of new content being added as well.
I have been tinkering with the web applications and social networks listing on the page. I have decided to add links to all of the sites I use so that any interested visitor can check them out for themselves. I am identifying those sites that I have a public profile on and that I have linked to elsewhere on the page with a simple * at the front of the link. The list is not yet 100% completed – and will end up quite large as I do tend to test and use a large number of sites for one reason or another.
I have just started to use the Bundlr social network/web application this evening. This could be a great little tool that will allow me to bundle (hence the name) resources from around the web into collections of curated content. I should hopefully be able to embed this information into other websites in the future. It should be a great tool for some of my other sites and I am already experimenting with it for the kevinswilderness.com site. Links to my Bundlr profile and to Bundlr itself have now been added to Kevin’s Portal.
One of the tools I use a lot is Evernote and a link to this tool will be added to Kevin’s Portal tonight also. There are no public profiles for Evernote, though there is the ability to have shared folders and to share individual files with others and other sites. I will use Bundlr to form a curated page for Evernote also so that I can promote this brilliant tool. Evernote is my favourite tool in the cloud and it can be used on all manner of mobile devices and computers.
I have been adding new content and links to the Portal. These include the following:
A new Doo.gl commenting tab at the left of the site. Simply click on the tab to bring up the commenting wall.
I have added several new links including links to Receivd (for file sharing), Doo.gl (see above), Topickr (for discussions), Open Zine (online magazines), Skype, Tiny Letter (Newsletters), WordPress.com (My preferred Blogging platform), Tumblr (Blogging platform), Posterous (Blogging platform), Plinky (Blogging aid and platform), Survey Legend (surveys) and Splitweet (Multiple Twitter platform).
I haven’t posted a lot to my Blog ‘At the BookShelf’ in recent times, which is something I intend to change now. To mark this renewed interest I decided to give the Blog a facelift. It looks far more impressive now – hopefully more content will come along as well.