Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Ready to launch?

I've been working on a new website. It's almost ready for launch. There is no way to get a website up and going nearly as nice as this very well designed kayak-canoe platform at Hammocks Beach State Park near Swansboro, North Carolina. Even I could get a kayak off that platform without getting wet.

The waters for website launches also aren't nearly as calm as these waters around Bear Island and Hammocks Beach. With tons of blogs coming up every day, getting attention in the noisy space of the web gets more challenging by the day.

I've relied on putting information on the site that benefits the person who visits. If they want to find out about Coastal North Carolina, my site is a good spot to start. I'll advertise it on some of my other sites, but I still believe that people come to sites where they find value.

I plan to have more local reviews and add good links as I find them.

We'll be spending lots of time in the area described on my website. While I think we may have stumbled into a coastal paradise, I'm not interested in being the last person to check into paradise. I would rather find some kindred souls to occupy the vacant lots and to help make certain that the paradise part get protected.

I'll measure the success of my website by the number of folks who actually let me know that they have really visited NC's Crystal Coast.