I have been creating and running websites for many years for both business and pleasure. Since this particular site is on the personal side, I will talk only about those personal websites.
The longest running and most popular is about the dogs – The Thundering Herd. I wanted to learn HTML and decided to create a website dedicated to the passing of a legendary dog in my life, Nikita. Imagine my surprise when people actually started visiting the site and interacting. Over the years, I have moved that site from a hosted environment to a VPS, learning the technical side along the way.
Taking photographs for that website became a huge extension of blogging. I was continually surprised – again – that people wanted to buy individual photographs. Ultimately, that led to the creation of D.K. Wall Photography. Like The Thundering Herd, that site started in a hosted environment and now resides on a VPS. The e-commerce and fulfillment side of that website is handled by Fine Art America.
I also started publishing short stories I had written over the years on a website called Conjuring Reality.
Over time, though, I realized my work started blending my various creative efforts and so decided to merge all of the creations – except about the dogs – to a single website.
NOTE: The quill and ink logo in our header was designed by Joan M. Borràs (Ebrenc at Catalan Wikipedia) and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.