Looking for those motorcycle videos?

As I continue to develop the content for the web site, one of my concerns is how to display all of those videos I produced at Sojourn Chronicles, and how will you find them. Well, take a look over at the sidebar and you’ll see a YouTube box for Sojourn Chronicles. All the videos are there, and you can subscribe to the channel when more are produced. Here is the full channel address: http://www.youtube.com/user/SojournChronicles.

Brent

New page for the Banner Photo

I like a dynamic web site—one that changes regularly. All too often, I visit a web site to find that nothing is changed, or at least it looks like nothing has changed, or the last time it was changed was 2008. One of the methods I use to combat this static impression is to change the banner photo.

PonyExpress-Crossing

Changing the banner photo gives it a fresh look. Occasionally, someone asks about the photo I choose, and so I have created a page to give a little info. It’s like that blurb you find in a magazine about the cover photo. Here’s my blurb about the Banner Photo.

Brent

Web site changes now underway

If you’ve been paying attention for the past week or so, you’ve noticed some changes. Here is where it’s going: All new content will be published at DBrentMiller.com in new formats. Sojourn Chronicles, which has been primarily my travel related site, will be phased out by March, 2011. Don’t fret, there will be some motorcycle travel stories published along with other content.

Here is the basic format for content of DBrentMiller.com.

Home

The Home page is a static landing page designed to be changed regularly. Blog posts will not change the appearance of this page. Home will feature photography, articles or sound stories and point to other items on the site as new content is added.

Blog

This is one of the biggest changes. Rather than posting stories or photography in the Blog, you’ll be getting notes to readers, activities, event coverage and commentary perhaps pointing to other pages on the web site or Internet. This is the only page that scrolls as new content is added—it’s a blog.

Words & Images

Also a big change. Here, you will find published stories of travel or event coverage worthy of a magazine article, because that’s exactly what they will look like—a page right out of a magazine. And, what if you want to read a story on your e-book reader or iPad? Download away. That’s the plan.

Sound

Although audio productions are nothing new to my work, they have been an increasing part of the storytelling in the past couple of years. AND, it’s only going to get bigger. Here, you can listen to the interviews, conversations and stories produced specifically for audio or radio consumption. In the future, some of these stories will be available as a download from iTunes so that you can take the stories with you while walking, hiking, biking, motorcycling, or looking for something different on the radio while driving.

Store

Last, but not least, a store where you can buy one of those images that you said should be hanging on a wall. Perhaps your wall? Or, maybe a book?

Whew! That’s a lot of change. BUT WAIT, there’s more. To make sure you get the latest, subscribe to the RSS feed—e-mail by Feedburner—to get these updates in your inbox when they are created. Second, if you haven’t already, sign up for the DBrent Studio News. This opt-in e-letter is sent regularly with other announcements and occasionally coupons for the store.

Thanks for reading, and as always, I’ll see you on the highway.

Brent

The latest Sound story is posted

The 2010 National Day of Listening submission

Brent took time to interview his mom, Jolene Miller, for the StoryCorps 2010 National Day of Listening. She talks about how she met Bob Miller and after 51 years of marriage lost him to an incurable lung condition. It’s the story of their Beginning and the End.

The interview is in Sound/National Day of Listening.

Brent