This is the web minister's report for the Barony of Ildhafn, for August-October 2014.
I took office in December 2012, and intend to complete at least a two-year term.
I'm happy to do another year or two, but am in the process of advertising the role, in case anyone else is keen.
Again, not a whole lot has happened in the last quarter: I've been occupied with other things, and most aspects of the website take care of
themselves these days (or rather, most of the active members of the barony know how to use it, and do, with minimal help from me).
The latest project: Ludwig has been writing awesome and hilarious blog posts about assorted events in the Middle Ages, on their anniversaries. I've just made them rather more prominent (they were almost invisible), and I'd like to find a way to have them recur yearly - it's "free" content once Ludwig has written it, and it's another reason for people to check in with the website regularly. Also: did I mention awesome and hilarious?
I keep notes about plans, ideas and changes here:
We continue to have a limited Facebook presence: something for dedicated Facebook-users to find, which redirects them to our website.
I'm not a FB-user at all, so I'm relying on others to maintain this.
Eleanor was struggling with the workload of approving or denying new requests to join the group. Bridge and Max have joined her in this, and together they've worked out a system, so they're acting consistently. It seems to be working just fine.
Though our website is our main online presence, the FB presence is definitely proving worthwhile.
This quarter several stewards have experimented, very capably, with cloning and updating their own webforms. This has reduced my workload a great deal, at a time when I was very busy with other things. Thanks!
I'd still like to see more of our populace using them comfortably, but I'm more hopeful about this happening in an organic way. Yay for awesome people!