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Website 125 43.10%
Blog 143 49.31%
Want to know how to do one 35 12.07%
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Old 05-12-2011, 20:13   #76
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Re: How Many Have Boat Blog or Website?

I started a blog last year on the restoration of this ole boat of mine. The Restoration/Upgrade of a Choate 40 .

I got one page done last year and then let it slide. I'd started a major job and didn't have the ambition after a days work. But recently I've been back at it and got a lot done. If you can't read, there's lots of pictures gander at.
It's not up to date but I'm adding stuff more frequent now.

If you see any spell'n errors, let me know and I'll get'm fix'd.

BTW it's my first blog so don't be to hard on me but I'm open for suggestions.
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Old 05-12-2011, 20:48   #77
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Re: How Many Have Boat Blog or Website?

I've got more than 100 websites in all stages of development. Some of them deal with sailing, some with driving offroad in expeditonary vehicles, and many focus on positive thinking.

My most recent website addition is called Positive Thinking Sailor.

POSITIVE THINKING SAILOR - JOIN CAPTAIN DAVE AND TEAM MAXING OUT AS THEY LIVE THEIR DREAMS AND STAMP OUT REGRETS - DAVID J. ABBOTT M.D.

I made this website as a reminder to stay focused on my dreams. It's easy to get sidetracked and to focus on everything except my dreams. This website helps me remain centered and focused.

Some of my websites are primarily for other people. This site is mostly for me, and I look at it every day to remind myself of who I am and of where I am going.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:16   #78
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You guys are both doing better than me. I found a blog site, registered and uploaded a photo then left to cruise...and had so much fun I don't think I made ONE entry. A lot of time we were out of Internet reach but I now realize I could have uploaded when I got to a site. I am not fond of sitting in front of a computer (rather be snorkeling) -although now that I am back working I am on CF (via my phone) to keep that connection & hear what cruisers are doing. I do love to read a cruising blog so I appreciate those of you who take the time to do it.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:16   #79
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Re: How Many Have Boat Blog or Website?

We have had a webcam onboard our trawler broadcasting to a page on the internet for over ten years. While we were cruising, I was too busy for anything else.


Since we arrived in Ontario Canada and especially in the last couple of years, I started doing more of a blog but heavy on pictures and videos.
We are currently living aboard and waiting to be icebound: http://www.cruisingdog.com
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:28   #80
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A blog/website combo for me: Sailing s/v Island Bound
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:56   #81
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The Quest for Wind and Waves

The blog documents how I got into sailing with no prior experience; details my boat purchase process; details the rebuild/restoration of the boat; and will continue on as I go cruising.

The basic tenants of my journey are: being frugal to afford this dream, cruising on a budget, surfing, fishing, and chasing my dream while still young.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:26   #82
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started one this year to keep track of the refit and eventual journeys.

Paperbird | The Journeys of Paperbird

Not much there yet, but there's a long journey ahead!
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:23   #83
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Re: How Many Have a Boat Blog or Website?

Tired enough helping others set up and maintain theirs.

All has been said while not all has been done ;-) time&credits allowing prefer doing the sailing rather than writing.

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:35   #84
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Started a blog/website three years ago about our search for the perfect sailboat.
www.boatdejour.com

It's part sailing, part sailboats, part our adventures on the Mississippi.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:35   #85
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Re: How Many Have a Boat Blog or Website?

One category might be... "not until I have gotten beyond local waters". Not that there isn't someting to offer as a "local" cruiser but this is a great forum for that sort of sailing. Just my thing but would like to have more to offer before setting up my own blog plus I need to learn more about using the internet that way.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:18   #86
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The Long March toward refitting a custom steel pilothouse cutter for extended cruising, along with some related foaming at the mouth:

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Old 06-12-2011, 11:21   #87
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Recently I have been playing with Google Apps, including for free Websites:-

sites.google.com
Sites ? Google Apps

The Free version is fairly basic with functions (pluses as well as minuses to that ) but carries no Google Adds!

For many years I was favouring Freewebs.com but they reduced my storage to useless (actually I suspect they are lying to me ).....and as they claim I have now exceeded the limit, can't update / expand the website....so am (slowly ) moving the site over to Google.


The old website:-

Home - "Wayluya" Seadog!
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Alchemy,
Lovely boat and a nice site (interesting commentary), thanks! So much for my flawed notion that I need to be going anywhere far flung to have something to offer!
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Thanks. It's proven to be not just a record of what I've done materially, but one of my evolution...such as it has been...of my thoughts on how I'm doing it, and why. I only hope it's a cautionary example and less a horrible warning...
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Old 06-12-2011, 13:10   #90
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Back when I was finding and purchasing my boat, then finishing construction and launching, I was sending email and including a bunch of people so we were all on the same proverbial page. Then I kept it up so they would know I didn't drown or get wrecked on a reef. Two guys, one east, the other west, were webmasters and helped me compile the whole mess of email and some pictures into a website. It seemed like a lot of trouble to redo the website. One guy stopped hosting and then the other gave up the server farm for a real life agricultural farm. So the website was kaput. I had been following some blogs at sailblogs.com and started blogging there. Very easy to do, you can cut and paste some text you've been working on and upload any properly sized pictures. I even reblogged some old stuff from the old website. You can search the sailblogs website and follow along and learn a lot about a specific boat or specific place. It's easy to blog there and easy to find whatever your interested in. My blog will come up if you search for kaimu.
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