I decided a while ago that I was going to start blogging about this project as it was happening, but today's post is the FIRST on this blog!
So that's exciting.
The reason I hadn't blogged on the site and it's construction yet is because it was hosted on a package that was shared with other web sites that I run, and for many reasons, it became apparent that TellMeHowToDoThis.com (THMTDT.com) and ShowMeHowToDoThis.com (SMHTDT.com) were going to need a web space of their own.
So I've been in the process of the last week of moving over the first 500 videos from the one hosting package to this hosting package.
Today, I'm re-ordering the categories. In addition to having the ability to list videos by category, I want people to be able to subscribe to receive videos in an individual category. This way, you will be able to either get the newest how-to's from the entire site, or simply get the videos that you want in the individual categories of their interest.
The process of migrating these categories is taking much longer than expected, as each one has to be individually placed in the directory tree where it goes, and can't be moved as a group.
There's a video I would like to see: "How to move multiple categories in Movable Type."
I don't even know if it's possible, but it sure would save me bunches of time right now.
By the time you are actually reading this message, the video won't be of much help to me on this crusade, but it might be able to help someone else!
A neighbor and friend of mine is currently helping me gather content for the site, but it's become very apparent to me that if we are going to reach our target launch date of Jan. 1, and have 5,000 videos ready to launch that day, that we're going to need to recruit more help.
There are a lot of videos out there that will be so easy to actually use when visiting this site, but I need to be sure that this is a valuable resource from day one, to be sure that #1. People experience benefits from using this site, #2. People want to come back and use us again, and #3. People want their friends to come and use this site.
Of course, once the site is live, adding those videos won't be a problem, because you will be able to add your how to videos and potentially win money from doing so!
But right now, it's time for me to get back to work, so that we can meet the goal of a really great launch for 2007.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!