I’ve made a new (and what’s seemingly annual) commitment to post more thoughts, observations and insight on Twitter. You can follow me on Twitter @nadershatara.
Though my blog is updated very infrequently and I strive to keep the content related to my professional career, I want to share some exciting personal news. My wife gave birth to our first child four weeks ago on April 26th. Fatherhood so far has been an incredible, indescribable, positively life changing experience. We’re very blessed to have a healthy and happy boy.
I’ve posted an updated resume. A PDF of the document can be downloaded here.
I’m going to make another attempt at posting to the blog regularly. I will primarily be posting items related to marketing, online marketing or technology – all items of great interest to me. Though I currently have three other new blog projects in the works, the variety in content strategy is definitely helping boost my expertise in developing effective online content. Lets see how this goes.
A page featuring some of my past creative and graphic design projects has been added.
I’ve restored the photo gallery. Though I may be tweaking the display over time.
Hopefully you didn’t notice that this site was down for about a week. I decided to get rid of my hosting at yahoo.com and convert over to my existing hosting account at GoDaddy.com. I realized that I don’t need to be paying for two hosting accounts when I can just use one – and Go Daddy was the winner.
Yahoo hosting is a decent product but Go Daddy hosting is far superior. I originally just tried pointing my DNS over to my account at Go Daddy but Yahoo doesn’t make this easy. I figured I might as well transfer the domain over and just maintain one account. The transfer took MUCH longer than it should have. Yahoo doesn’t make it easy. I had to wait the full 5 days until the transfer completes by default. Someone at Yahoo learned from the AOL school of account cancellations – Don’t Make it Easy. They didn’t. I likely won’t use Yahoo Hosting again. Their product is more expensive, less flexible, unnecessarily difficult and their customer service is extremely far inferior to Go Daddy.
Now it’s time to redesign the site. You might find a few broken links and missing content. I’ll likely be redesigning the theme from scratch instead of using this downloaded “free” theme.
I’ve updated the homepage and online marketing page with a little more relevant content and detail.
I’ve finally got the site and template recovered. I installed a few WP plugins:
- Google Analyticator
- NextGen Gallery I’m still experimenting with the NextGen plugin which is why there are only a couple photos uploaded.
I’ve setup a new database for the third time. For some reason I’ve corrupted the previous two.