The conspiracylounge.com, I like that.
Hi TheKeyMaster. It’s a noble thing to want to enlighten people of the secrets or information you have learned. But one which is not always
and php is a long slog and would rather detract from your goal.
So I would definitely go with a CMS (content management system) like wordpress or wix or even I think drupal or joomla would be an easier and quicker
way to achieve what you want.
Be careful who you host with, and I would recommend buying the best package they offer as they tend to host you on their better servers.
When it comes to choosing a server, as most hosts will give you an option, I would go with Linux as it is more accessible and there is a lot more
literature on the net to help you when and if you need to use server side code.
Wordpress gives you lots of options when building a website and is quite easy to learn. Mostly you just choose a website template and then add to it
by ticking boxes, adding widgets and of course your content ie research.
I have been building my site for years
and have been learning to code since 2003 and still have much more to learn.
I even have a tribute page to ATS with loads of links to all my favourite threads.
I lack content though. Which is a key driver of traffic to your site. I have been looking to expand on it with my own research, and the kodekane story
(which really happened) but it’s a time issue.
Social networking is your friend big time. So get to know it. If you want to get your work out there then that’s the way to go. Interacting with
people on line is easier then face to face so you might find that its not as bad as you think.
Also start reading up on search engine optimisation as you will need to be build this straight into your website as you go.
You can earn money from your site by using adsense and other advertising and as someone mentioned and you can put a donate button on your site just by
getting a PayPal account. But to earn from ads you will need a lot of traffic. One of my websites is optimized for adsense and I get around 400
visitors a week which earns me between £5 a month. So you really need to get into search engine optimization and social networking and build your
website with these in mind as you do.
One other thing. Get an account with Nibbler and test your new site and make sure that it meets the criteria of a good website. Search engines like
websites which are fast loading, are up to date and have good content.
Good luck and if you do want to do any guest blogging let me know!