Web sites

» Posted on May 19, 2005 in Blog | 8 comments

Since I’ve been without a web site for two and a half weeks, I have a question? How important are web sites for writers? What do you look for in a web site when you visit one? What makes you go back to one more than one time?

I’ve been having server problems and come to find out the server didn’t back up my web site. My web mistress has to go in and recreate my web site. I don’t know how much she has on file so I’m anticipating I will have to do some revamping. She is going to work on it today and tomorrow, then I’ll know more. Not the best of time with the end of school looming, but then there is no good time for extra work. So I want to make the best of it. If you get a chance give me your thoughts on web sites and if you have visited mine, let me know what I should keep, should throw away. Thanks!!


  1. My opinion is that a website showcases who you are as a person. It allows people to get to know a little more about you. After all, humans are a “nosy” bunch and always go searching to find out more about someone they are interested in. It’s also a good way to display your work, events, etc.

  2. Thanks, Hope. Those are good suggestions for me to think about.

  3. That’s a hard question!!
    Okay, what makes it a good website is if it’s interesting, funny, cool background. A few that I can think of write now.


  4. Thanks, Kelsey, for the suggestions. I appreciate them.

  5. Margaret,
    I love to read your blog, so a link to your blog from your site would be a lovely gesture! Also, I loved your tips for writers, like the character worksheet, etc. I can’t count the number of writers I’ve referred to your site just for that alone. I also think it should have some pink flamingos somewhere on there! Grin.

    Love, Squirl

  6. Hi Margaret,
    Ditto what Squirl said. Esp the pink flamingos. 😉

    I like your blog because it always has something new. I admit I visit your blog more than your website, once I read all your writers articles. Plus you blog writer’s tips.

    Could you have your blog be your homepage, like Rachel Hauck’s website? Then there could be buttons to other areas like your biography, book list, articles, etc.


  7. Thanks, Squirl and Camy. Good points!!!

  8. a website is a goodplace to make friends on it and signing the guestbook

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