During the pandemic I’ve continued to work the day job and I’ve launched a few new projects:
- meridianweekly.com – The Meridian Weekly
- covidtotals.com – Counting the coronavirus
- toprope.tv – Delivering subscription content from professional wrestling
Top Rope TV is a division of Pure Pro Wrestling that is gearing up to launch thousands of hours of video content for a subscription audience. Though it’s not nearly ready for launch, it’s online and ready for early registration.
Pure Pro Wrestling was more than ready for a redesign as the last iteration was built on the Wix website builder and had many, many thousands of lines of theme overburden, coupled with very slow server response times, and a high monthly cost for a basic and static site. The new design is more dynamic, lighter, more device independent and allows the non-technical staff manage their own content.
The Meridian Weekly is a woman-owned publication based in Ovid Michigan that has operated for over 30 years producing and delivering a newspaper that serves Clinton and Shiawassee counties. They really only wanted to be able to publish the .pdf version of their paper, but they are starting to publish articles and utilize social media to create new advertiser opportunities and reach beyond their physical limitations.
So, with some of these projects launched, I’m starting to see a pathway to being able to start new projects and take on more work in my off-work hours.