The Official Site of Sharron-Idol's Release * The Show Goes On *
Well hello – And welcome to the * About * page. – I’m Sharron-Idol, and I was responsible for creating the EP * Q *.
– I had a small website on a similar sub-domain of my main site all about it.
Now I’m releasing another EP titled * The Show Goes On *. – It’s a bit of a strange title, but I guess there’s some – shall we say ‘different’ – music on there.
Anyway; let’s talk about shit about websites, and me, and “interesting” things like that:-
Whereas my main website deals with and seeks to give value from both my overall career and some technical assistance for other performing artists; (I’m a tech-geek entertainer, that’s my USP, (Unique Selling Point) so I give a little value from my technical abilities in addition to my artistic activities.) this website is slightly different in its intention: It hopefully gives value; but only with regard to a single area. – That being everything related to my EP * The Show Goes On * exclusively.
Yes this website is all about Sharron-Idol’s EP * The Show Goes On *; which is scheduled for release on Friday 5th January 2018.
This is the fourth such website that I’ve created on a sub-domain exclusively for just one release. This is the second time that I’ve started such a website pre-release – I did that with * Q * too; so hopefully practice will make perfect – or at least better. It will be interesting to note what transpires. – Yes this site is being created initially at the end of November/beginning of December 2017, in preparation and readiness for the EPs release.
Like I say; this is not a first-time effort in this case; so let’s hope things are a bit smoother and less stressful this time around.
I intend to continue to have a website set up and ready on a sub-domain in the case of every release that I publish, to cover each instance of one of my releases from preamble right through to post-release events… And that’s going to involve a lot more work than just reporting on things after the event like previous sites have. – So, on this and future releases, I’ll be hoping to be forearmed in a larger capacity in order to face the challenges ahead with an heir of expectancy of an extent somewhat greater than that of the past. I had trepidations imagining writing the About page for that! – But I find I can just copy and update the previous About page – which saves me hours of typing.
In all there are or will be several other pages (Including this one.) on this site at some point in time.
Below is a listing, links, and a commentary on some of them. I do apologise if this page is frightfully boring; I will rewrite it both in the future on this site , as well as in future incarnations on other sites… Well I wrote it originally; so it’s not plagiarism is it?
The Home Page.
The Home Page is the page on which many visitors will begin with this site. A home page; any home page, is like a shop front: It’s a display of what to expect inside. It greets the visitor. It introduces them to the site, and gives a brief overview of the content and the purpose of the whole thing, and gives the reader a first impression.
The About Page (This page.)
The About Page is le an extension of the Home Page inasmuch as it goes further in depth with regard to the content and the purpose of the site. Like its name suggests it tells the observer about the site: But not about the author’s life story and history in minute detail. – That can be added to their profile and bio if they really think anybody would be interested in reading it.
The Blog Page
Probably one of the worst things a website owner, a webmaster, can do, is to have a sequential full listing, in chronological order, of every blog post on their Home Page. – It’s a good idea to keep such listings to the Blog Page – and that’s the page’s function. Sometimes it’s a good idea to fragment the listing and have it across several pages; as with the blog page listing on my main site. – But there really aren’t enough posts on this particular site on this sub-domain to justify doing so in this case.
The Contact Page
It could be the case that readers and visitors may wish to, at some point, contact the author/star/celebrity/bighead/dreamer – OK, me – To convey an idea or perhaps discuss any issues arising, whatever. It may well be a good idea to include a contact-form or similar on the page. In this case; since I have said contact form already created and waiting for readers’ usage on my m ain site; I simply link to it.
The Samples Page
On a site like this I could write a billion words. I could spend millions employing top advertising consultants to create stunning adverts, and produce the best copywriting ever. – But that wouldn’t allow you, the reader, to sample the tracks of the release in question. – And so, as a matter of course, we include a samples page, with a set of players, for you to whet your musical appetite with individual samples of the tracks.
You may be asking why?
Why set up an entire website for this and all future releases? – That’s a heck of a lot of work! – I mean come on Idol you crazy fuck; are you trying to give yourself an internet-overload?
Well look; the way I see it, if I’m going to all the trouble and expense of creating a new release then surely that deserves more than a page or two of write up on a single website? – That being my main website, on which it eventually gets lost in the noise as the site grows.
I mean yeah it’s extra work; but it’s worth the effort because it was worth the effort for me to create the music/lyrics or whatever, and go through all the processes involved in the release of my work: That in itself adds value to an already valuable piece of work that I created from sheer talent and determination. That value will either be wasted by quickly fading into obscurity as the product goes unmentioned after the buzz dies, or it’ll be added to and the release kept alive by added input, reviews, publicity… and having its own website pretty much ensures that it doesn’t ever totally vanish into obscurity; at least until the website vanishes.
I originally intended for more content to be added to this About page; coming soon: But I think that this will do, as it is now. Why not start receiving updates on everything Idol by email. I warn you that I currently only write emails fairly rarely though; even though I pay AWeber almost $20 a month for my account. – Something needs sorting out there.