Bands come together for Creative Crisis Collective

Bands

Support your favorite bands and their crews throughout the Corona Virus pandemic by checking out the Creative Crisis Collective. 

“Creative crisis collective” is an initiative to support your favorite bands and their crew through the cancellations and loss of income caused by COVID-19″

Bands include : 

WTSR, With Confidence, The Faim, Set it Off, Holding Absence, Stand Atlantic and Roam.

Check out the website.

Here’s the deal.

So, I’ve been jumping back and fourth on different platforms trying to find the one that best suits my workflow and it hasn’t been super fun to do. I love running and blog, having control of how the layout works and using a client to push posts. 

I originally hosted everything via Tumblr, but I was finding that using Tumblr in a browser was getting annoying because I’m often doing posts while on a VPN or work network. We get a lot of downtime, it happens in my field – but I didn’t want to look like I was always on Tumblr if I just left it open in a tab. I was super into Tumblr because of the engagement, customizable layouts, ease of updating domain names – whatever, just not a fan of looking like I live on Tumblr. 

I switched over to WordPress (this site) and I was really into how professional it looks, I even paid money for most of the layouts I tried. This made it hard to learn how to create or edit them. I watched a ton of videos about WordPress and tried to learn how this all works, but it never seemed to come out the way I wanted and I was doing 3x the work I was doing before. I’m paying for hosting, layout bases and it was a huge pain to swap my domain name to point over here.

I decided to give Blogger a try. The layouts are simple and I found a nice client for Mac (MarsEdit) that made it easy for me to upload posts to. It had a lot of issues uploading photos, but other than that I could upload the photos elsewhere and just use the img tag. No biggie. I took a ton of time to migrate my posts from here to there – here we are three months later and my client is being discontinued for blogger. All of the blogger apps are trash and I don’t want to look like I’m just sitting on blogger all day, when it’s really just a tab in the background. Sick.

So I’m kind of at a loss. Right now I have a Tumblr that now works via MarsEdit, a WordPress with a domain name I like and a blogger I put a TON of work into that can only really be accessed on a computer web browser. 

First world problems, for sure.

I will keep everyone updated on what route I want to go. I know I want to continue to blog – I just have to figure out where.