This year there’s been a lot of Canadian music out there that spans the quality and popularity scales. From Arcade Fire winning the Grammy (to some odd initial backlash even though they’re incredible), to Nickeback getting hated on for performing on a giant American holiday, to The Sheepdogs getting the cover of Rolling Stone (Kudos to them, they deserve it!), to Deadmau5 selling out Rogers Center being the 1st Candian artist to do so.
My photo was posted on Dear Photograph this week! That’s my Grandpa outside of his house in the 70’s. He looks truly happy in the shot. He died about 2 years ago but once I swear I could still feel him around that house. The picture being posted was very exciting for me. A few months ago Amber Mac had posted about this amazing site and I loved the site and really wanted to participate but didn’t really have anything in mind at the time.
There are a lot of websites out there, heck you’re on one now but what makes a website great? Great meaning it’s useful, and an enjoyable experience for users and search engines. Here’s my top 5 pieces that I believe every website should have to ensure a great website.
In 2005 I wrote a list based on a post from the Discovery Channel (Which is now the Travel Channel so I couldn’t find the list, that would be awesome if it still existed!) and pulled it out again after seeing how successful Danny Dover has been on his bucket list and WOW it’s very interesting looking back at that list and what I have accomplished/still have left/need to add to the list.
I don’t post a lot – it’s true, I spend time on Twitter and Facebook lately. I do miss the days of thought out blog posts though. I used to spend days thinking about what I was going to say and crafting it together in my head, then on paper before touching a keyboard.