October 27th, 2008

Wanaka tree

Stourhead part the second

First of all, I have to say that I'm really sorry for the recent lack of updates, comments and replies. Before I went to Saint Petersburg I made a post which said that I was going to have a lot less time for LiveJournal in the next few months. That certainly seems to have kicked in now. I am heavily involved in a total revamp, reworking and re-design of the County Council website. For the past few months I have been working with people from all over the council to make decisions on how it will look, how it will work for the public and for employees and what kind of form the whole thing should take. Now the time for action has come.

I have been singled out as being the best person to act as the editor of all web content for my directorate. This means that, with everything having to be appraised and rewritten, there is an awful lot of work to get done before the end of the year. Once things get rewritten I have to check them for accuracy, plain English and layout and then sign them off. Once I sign them off I have to forward them to the developers with details about where they should sit in the site ready for migration. On top of that, I'm busy helping with the rewriting and helping to train people how to do it all. This is a huge responsibility and a lot of work (for which I'm not getting paid any more!) and is taking up most of my time. Something has to give and, very obviously, that can't be the work. So, I will be on LiveJournal when I can and update and post when I can and comment when I can, but it isn't going to be easy. I will do what I can but I can't guarantee to comment on all your posts, though I will do my best with the posts that are most interesting. I hope you all understand. Hopefully, as the job goes on, I will get into a rhythm with it and be able to fit other things in around it, but that will take me a while. And I'm sorry to have to say that, when I get home, staring at a computer screen isn't going to be a priority, I can only stick so much of that each day.

Anyway, on to the second part of my recent autumn photos from Stourhead.

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