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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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Agness-flower Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blowkiss: remake 
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bustr83 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the :llama: :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - thanks to you also :)
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happytrenty Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav paul
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem great piece of work :)
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Indu-Art Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Your gallery is amazing!  I'm simply spellbound! I think I've fainted. 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very kind - thank you :)
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aishi1nightworrior12 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the Llama Custom heart [Ruby Red] 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves :)
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aishi1nightworrior12 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!!:) Revamp - smile 
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John-Logan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
Your work is compelling and inspiring and I look forward to seeing more.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very kind comment - much appreciated :)
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dia-cris Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama! :D
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves, and for the watch and well everything :)
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dia-cris Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :D
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CharlotteBronte Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for watch
You have - awesome and breathtaking gallery, just incredible :Bummies: :Bummies: :Bummies: :bouncyhai: :bouncyhai: :bouncyhai: Swingin' On a Star _revamp_ Swingin' On a Star _revamp_ Swingin' On a Star _revamp_ 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I noticed your work via this 03.2015/5 by CharlotteBronte  and thought it was wonderful - looking forward to seeing more soon.

Thanks for the kind words :)
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graywolfsmaille Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Llama! 
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem - thanks for the watch, faves and well everything :D
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Naitho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Your work is spectacular!! Thank you so much for the Watch! I am honored to have someone with your level of talent follow me. Thank you very much, Paul!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw your drawing of Predator and took a look in your gallery - and I thought hmm this is someone I should be watching :) Great work, looking forward to seeing more some - thanks for the comment and the watch back, it is appreciated :)
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TheTubbyGnome Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very impressed. Can't wait to see what you have coming next.
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - appreciate the comment, I tend to upload a new drawing every couple of weeks - depends if work and 'life' get in the way :D
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GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Honored to have you as one of my watchers. Many thanks!
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Paul-Shanghai Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your work :)
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