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Journal Entry: Mon Mar 23, 2015, 11:11 PM


So the title will either cause my inbox to melt with Spam mail, or be completely ignored - either way I hope that out there amongst my loyal watchers and fellow pencil drawers, photographers and creative's there is someone who can help develop a website for me (or at least give me some advice)


Before the questions roll in - a bit of a Q&A;


Why?  

Well many of you may not be aware but Deviant Art has been on the Chinese Great Firewall Black List for about 3 months, and the iron curtain doesn't seem to be lifting or opening any time soon  - yes I can bypass the censors and scrutineers by utilising a VPN, which is laborious, tiresome and lets face it archaic but not everyone in China has access to a VPN, which means cutting out potentially 1.4 billion people from seeing my work


Have you told DA about the problem?  

Yes I have but lets face it - if Google, Facebook, Twitter and the New York Times cant come broker a deal with the Chinese government, then I seriously doubt DA can!


Why have the Chinese banned DA?

God knows, literally he must be the only one who know's! It could be some of the porn that try's to pass as art they disapprove of, or the messaging ability or  perhaps they just don't like the new logo :D Either way its blocked, banned, censored, restricted - dead in the PRC!


Does that mean your leaving DA?

Definitely NOT, I would not be drawing without DA and to not draw would give life little reason or purpose(apart from family, alcohol, fast cars, watches, Formula 1 etc. etc. :)) - I am simply looking for an outlet to show more of my work and offer prints and originals for sale (DA charges too much commission and desperately needs to sort its pricing system out) 


Why don't you use ETSY, Shopify, Blurb, FineartAmerica etc.?

Well I could but feel that they are just trying to be the same and I think it is time to get my own personalised website that I am in control off and is specific to my work.


Why don't you do it yourself?  

Believe me I have tried, I'm pretty computer savvy and OK at design, but I just don't seem to be able to crack this website deal? So rather than me keep attempting and failing to set one up, I feel I should leave it to an expert :)


So are you willing to pay?

Of course, I am a great believer in paying for someone else's skill's, be it a gardener, builder, or indeed a website designer - that's not to say I want to commission the next DA, something simple, clean and above all user friendly will do - the price should reflect this :D (Of course I would be happy to pay via a commission also)


So what's next?  
Well either leave a comment below, or send me a private note - experience is essential and I would need to see other websites that you have created so links please  - other than that I have a pretty clear specification that I can share for you to quote.





Let the SPAM begin :D:D


ATB


Paul X




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People's Republic of China
Started drawing again after 20 years - loads of fun, every drawing poses a different challenge, which when overcome is incredibly rewarding.

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TheTubbyGnome Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very impressed. Can't wait to see what you have coming next.
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GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Honored to have you as one of my watchers. Many thanks!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work :)
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GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
This inspires me to keep going, thank you so much. It goes without saying that your work in unbelievable. 
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Tkasandr Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for Llama.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - thank you for the watch, faves and well everything :D:D 
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shaynaJreddick Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am very honored to have you among my watchers! Thank you!Squish Hug 2 -  The Eye Poke 
Your gallery is just mind-blowing...OMG SHOCK. 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like my gallery - loving yours and seeing how quickly you have developed into one of the best pencil artists on DA - looking forward to seeing more of your work :)
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shaynaJreddick Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that's very flattering to hear that from an artist like yourself! Tight Hug 
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AshVanGuard Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just awesome. My pictures look like a Sorcerer's apprentice's work compared to your gallery!

Deeply, deeply impressed!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You r are very generous with your words - thank you :)
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow! Your wrk is outstanding.
I just stared drawing at 40. Love your gallery! You have a great week!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doesnt matter what age you start - just as long as you start :D 
Thanks for the kind comments :)
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leolana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
thank you for the :llama:
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem thanks for the faves ++ ")
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EffortandHardwork Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Wow your art is powerful
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Skystorm19 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for helping me :)
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pesterhugo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for watch! ;)
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I noticed you already had one of mine in your favourites folder Golden Days by Paul-Shanghai  and after going through your gallery, I thought - I need to watch this man :lol: great work - looking forward to seeing more :)
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pesterhugo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is just amazing!
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PortraitsbyBev Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch I love your art :-) 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - glad you like my work :)
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PortraitsbyBev Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-) 
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amipal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:! Much appreciated! :)
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