Friday, February 15, 2019

Simple Update

Getting and staying organized has, by far, been the hardest part of my journey. But, while it is not 100% perfect, my photo catalog is finally manageable. I am now filing my photos into these 9 categories: commercial and industrial, event, family, nature, other, people, places, and pptmm. The category "other" is simply for test shots that I make. The pptmm is short for parks, preserves, trails, memorials, and museums. Each is then broken down into a state or country where the photo was taken. From there it is broken down into subject photographed. And, I do not look to add another category.

This reorganization has been a major undertaking for me, but I believe it will also be a major time saver for me in future projects. The only improvement I see that I may have to make as my catalog grows is to break down each catalog in 2 stages. By that, I mean that I will take each of the 9 categories and break them down into 9 more categories with the same names.

And, that is about all I have been concentrating on for the past couple of months. It is not the best way to spend a winter, but I believe my catalog will, in the future, be much easier to work with.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Senior Van Man Business Plan

This is an incomplete blog that is meant to be a test for the first posting of a new blog called Senior Van Man. This new blog will remain inactive until I know for sure that I will be able to purchase a van and hit the road.


Senior Van Man Business Plan

BW Van Life Mission: To inform, educate, and entertain readers in the following subjects.
1.) Parks, preserves, trails, museums,
memorial, and historical sites.
2.) Busking and songwriting.
3.) Immigration Reform.
4.) Homeless in America.
5.) Natural Disasters.

Primary travel lanes/areas:
1.) I-10 and south from the east coast to the west coast.
2.) All states west of I-25, border to border.
3.) Where clients need a story told.

Time Period:
3 months on the road.
2 months off the road for Rest, Relaxation and Repairs.

CDB - Cost of Doing Business:
1.) Cost of travel
2.) Van payment
3.) Van Insurance payment
4.) Auto maintenance
5.) Food
6.) Laundry
7.) Phone
8.) Internet
9.) Hosting