I have now added a Google+ and Google page to Kevin’s Portal. Over time this will become a hub for my various Google activities, which will of course tie in with my Google+ Profile and Pages. I’m fairly new to Google+, which may surprise many (including myself). I have had a profile there since very early days of course, but never really used it – trying to rectify that now.
The ‘contents’ column at the left on every page on Kevin’s Portal pages will eventually also have the links to my Google page at Kevin’s Portal – this should be completed over the next week I hope.
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.
I am currently overhauling the site to make it a little more useful. I think it was beginning to become a little too overcrowded and all over the place on the main page (what was the only page). This overhaul will be completed and go live on the 1st June 2011. There will be no further news or updates on this Blog until then – which isn’t too far away. Stay tuned.
The following links/sites have been added to Kevin’s Portal:
Get Satisfaction is a social network for setting up communities. I have essentially joined Get Satisfaction so I can participate in discussions at the Bundlr community on Get Satisfaction. Never-the-less I do have a profile there now:
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.
Kevin’s Portal now has a Blog for posting news about the site. You’ll find posts about those places on the web where I have a presence and those places that I choose to leave. It’s all about where I am, why I am there, when I got there and what I’ll do there – as well as when I leave there, should I choose to do so. It should be an interesting journey.
There is also a page on the Blog that acts as a guestbook for Kevin’s Portal.