So you’re telling me when you were a brand-new doctor and you lost your first patient that it didn’t get to you? You just said, “Oh, well, that’s it. On to the next.”

— Katie (to Reid)

Site Updates

Thursday 15 July 2010

I started this list this morning (which itself is a work in progress) so that it’ll be easier for people to find changes as this blog grows. I haven’t gone through the trouble of backfilling the last week because there’ have been just too many changes to keep track of.  Just to give you some perspective, this blog started pretty much FROM SCRATCH on July 7th – eight days ago.  I transferred four pages from a prior test site, but all other content has been created or re-purposed from forum posts since then.

So, in case you’re wondering why there are huge gaps in the content and typos, this is why (well, that and the fact that last week was the last week of school for us; I have a job and two young kids; and I’m currently packing for a month at home with my family in the US – leaving tomorrow; oh yeah, and my British tax files are due to the accountant – yuck).

  • Added several entries to the glossary (including Sparkly Luke and Cell-Block)
  • Created this Site Updates page

Sunday 11 July to Wednesday 14 July 2010

  • Lots of pages and posts including the LiveBlog for 14th July episode, and the Countdown Clock
  • Started populating the random quote generator with real quotes as transcripts have been developed

Sunday 11 July 2010

  • Public announcement of LukeAndReid.com on the LRO and ESS fan forums
  • Created preliminary episode guide samples
  • Uploaded links to LoveLure’s media
  • Created the home page photo gallery (though still need to figure out how to activate the slide show mode)
  • Created the home page random quote generator and populated it with a few favorite quotes off the top of my head

Wednesday 7 July 2010

  • Registered LukeAndReid.com, set up domain and installed WordPress, selected Theme
  • Behind the scenes work including customizing theme and organized the site (main menus, sidebar), picking widgets and plugins, etc

Wednesday 30 June 2010

  • Launched test site at WordPress.com to share ESS 38th Birthday Tribute Songs and Recipes book and CD covers
  • Also trialed a few test posts: June 30th episode review, YouTube link to the I’m On Fire fanvid, Mirror Images list, and About this Site

Wednesday 16 June 2010

The idea for this site has been percolating in my head for a couple of months now. I had experimented with the WordPress engine for a few clients a couple of years ago, but they ended up going with custom sites instead. I’ve always thought WordPress has tremendous potential – both because of the available themes and plugins, and also because of its customizability. So far, I think I was right!

When Paris11 and I finished the ESS 38th Birthday Tribute in mid-June, we needed a place to post the files so contributors could access them. Rather than just a private post in the members-only fan forums/LiveJournal, I thought it was a good excuse to finally get going on this blog. So for a couple of weeks, while I recovered from the birthday project, I started reintroducing myself to WordPress, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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