It's been a couple of days of extra work I didn't plan on neededing to do, but.... After two years, my old web address, burkecolin.com, was up for renewal, only I didn't know it.
A few days ago I heard form two different people that some email to @burkecolin.com was bouncing back to them. Curious, I went ahead and contacted the good folks at Go Daddy and sure enough, burkecolin had ended its first two years as a domain name. So, I renewed it, updated my contact information with them so I would be getting email notifications at a yahoo address I still check, and a new form of payment that won't expire for a few years.
All set, right?
I didn't realize the web domain name Go Daddy renewed was not burkecolin.com, but a different one I had ordered/owned and never used.
So, late last night I learned burkecolin.com had expired and someone else already snapped it up. It now sits out there as a generic wordpress page and my version of burkecolin.com is no more.
Or was it?
I did a quick whois and saw that colinburkestudio.com was available so I switched over to that web address/domain and that s what you see here.
Sure, it would have been a good idea to put the renewal date on my calendar, but two years seemed like a long time. I had no idea I would be in the midst of a lot of other things at the beginning of 2012 and forget all about it.
Well, lesson learned. But the good thing is now my web site name matches my facebook artist page name. facebook.com/colinburkestudio
All I have to do now is update some things, make sure the emails situation gets streamlined, and everything is fine. Well, that and work on getting colinburkestudio.com back up at the number one spot on google searches when you search for "colin burke." I did it before for the old web site, so, it is possible.
Until 2014, when I hope to remember to decide to renew this web site before it winds up on the auction block.
I'm also going to go back and see if I can get the other pages from my previous anablog set up in some sort of archive.
new email for the studio is now:
Colin Burke's observations on becoming, being an artist, art related news and analysis, features, reviews, tips, popular culture and historical references, facts and creative non-fiction.