New website

I’ve been spending my free time over the last few days rebuilding the website.  Currently I do not like it as much as the original website.  But here are the main reasons for the change:

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – this refers to how well Google can see my website.  I need more exposure.

WordPress – I needed something that was easier to manage the blog.

Blog subscription – visitors to my site can now sign up to receive email notifications whenever I post a new blog entry.

Storefront – I can now sell artwork through my website.

I obviously don’t have a lot of artwork to sell at the moment, but the plan is to start some ads in one or two high-profile magazines and run them for a minimum of 2 years.  It’s going to be expensive, but that should help with getting noticed.  And by the time I start getting noticed, I should have a good amount of artwork ready to put in the store for sale.  All the originals will be available, and I also plan to have prints ready to sell as well.

So even though there are things about this new website that I don’t like as much, the benefits outweigh the cons.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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