The Dunigan Report has been hosted at Godaddy since its inception. All in all, it seemd to work well and was reasonably priced. In the past few weeks, I have discovered that many were experiencing difficulty when they tried to load the page in their browsers. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome all seemed to work for some but not work for others. I could not figure out why.
I have other blogs and websites, some up and running, others in development. I have a hosting agreement at HostGator which seems to be free of the challenges of hosting Godaddy so I have moved The Dunigan Report to HostGator. In the process, I have decided to take this blog in a new direction.
My other blogs and websites have specific editioral and style definitions. ThePracticalLeader.com is a blog dedicated to the principles of effective, efficient, and well, practical leadership. I have written a book – How To Light A Fire Under Almost Anyone Without Getting Burned – which will soon be offered on that site. BonusBuiltFords.comis a website under construction for enthusiasts of 1948-1952 Ford F-1 pickups, the birth of the venerable Ford F series of trucks. QuickStartBusinessGuides.com is an other embryonic website which will feature downloadable guides for starting more than 100 types of businesses. TheQRPStore.com will focus on low-power amateur radio. When we were in Uganda last year I started a blog called HamRadioSafari.com opening a window on the advensture of living and operating amateur radio in Africa (this blog remains hosted at Godaddy). The Well-Off-Woodworker website, also underdevelopment while I finish writing the book, will show aspiring craftsmen how to develop a successful, profitable woodworking business.
So, what about The Dunigan Report. Well, it used to be a catch-all site, a basin for whatever thoughts, rants, ideas, or accounts might be foremost in our thinking at the time. But, I have had to admit that a blog with no editorial and style parameters merely wanders around. It may benefit its writers in some way, but does little to inspire readers.
Today, November 1, 2010, marks a new location for the blog and a new definition of its purpose. Even the artwork in the header is chosen to focus on the intention of this site. There is a Dutch proverb that says “Too soon old, too late smart.” I’ll turn 60 next month, and frankly there is a lot to look back upon even while looking ahead. I hope to report on the things we’ve learned, the experiences we’ve enjoyed (or endured), and the lessons we’ve been taught. I expect to post at least twice a month and will always invite your reaction, response, questions, and comments.