Phase IV: Killing my SmugMug account
My annual renewal date for my SmugMug account is in May, and I wanted everything done by then.
I did all the uploading. I added the captions. I tested the videos and replaced the ones that didn’t work with converted formats. I sorted and organized the order in each album. And then I re-linked everything to the blog articles that had photos in them. I also found some time in there to tweak the organization as I went, like moving cooking ones into a separate folder and doing virtual links back to the regular folders, adding in a lot of my humour and TV review photos even if they don’t need captions, etc.
It took a bit of time. Two months in fact. And it’s now DONE. Well at least that portion of it.
As I went, I got ideas for some blog entries. Plus some other ideas for uses of my photos. Found a few errors in other parts of the website. So I had to noted them on my update list, and some day I’ll get to them. Maybe now I can rest from the website work for a bit and then start on doing a few photobooks. 🙂
And just to close out the project? I closed and deleted my commercial account. RIP SmugMug, you served me well, but it’s time I saw other websites (like my own that is comparatively free).
The PandA gallery is up and live: https://polywogg.ca/pandafamily/. (to be updated)