Friday, September 29, 2006

Good morning!

Hehe - since I fell asleep on the virtual couch a few weeks ago, I haven't been posting much here. But trust me, as usual there's been a whole heap of stuff going on behind the scenes...!

I'm not going to say too much right now, mostly because I am too busy still doing stuff, but promise I will keep everyone updated.

So I guess this is just a quick post to let everyone know I am alive and kicking (well, actually 1 year older, it was my birthday last week!) and will have another much more detailed update very, very soon! :-)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Site Updates

I just can't help myself...

Simply can't stop tweaking my site - which is probably a gynormous waste of time in some ways, but hopefully has been a bit of an improvement...

The first full page to get another mini overhaul kind of thing is the one on Medieval Swords

Basically, I've improved the site layout a bit here and there to make it clearer and easier to navigate, made the special discounts a little more prominent, and changed the videos to a combination of You Tube and Google Videos instead of the 'take damn near forever to load' vids that were there before...

Over the course of the month I will be doing the same thing for my other pages, and then creating several new and improved pages when it comes time to do my Sword Buying Primer pages.

Boy, I sure wish I could do my site full time! There really is so much to do, it really is a case of get home from work, work on the site, go to bed and then repeat the cycle...! Sure does take a hell of a lot of time - but then again, it's still fun - or why the hell would I be doing it ;-)

Anyway, this is going to be a busy month - there are actually about 1000 things on the drawing board at the moment, just need to manage my time properly to get it all done! Not easy, true - but then again anything worthwhile in life ain't easy either!

Ok, enough semi-philisophical rambling - gone some serious work to do. Then again, I am starting to yawn a bit - maybe I should spend some time on the couch. Yeah, the couch sounds like a good idea...

See ya next post guys! (falls fast asleep)


Sunday, September 10, 2006

SBG Store Back Online

There we go, all fixed! :-)

While I am posting, I forgot to mention that I recently added a new page to my store specifically for Aussie sword buyers of Cheness Swords here which gives a quick run down of the Cheness swords I have in stock ready to go from Australia and some general info for Aussie Japanese sword enthuiasts (or is that Japanese Aussie Sword Enthusiasts, no - I think it is the first one).

So if you live in Australia and are into affordable Japanese swords, check it out. I am just starting to put together a new restock order including some of the longer swords that can't be shipped to Oz due to Australia Post Size restrictions (the standard sized swords JUST fit, but not by much. In fact technically, the packages are about 1-2cm OVER the size restriction).

Tough to love swords and live in Australia huh...? But with my new page I will be doing everything I can to try and tip the balance back in our favour!

SBG Store Temporarily offline (kind of)

That $%^@ navbar kept having some trouble, so I've temporarily removed it to have a go at fixing it up 'behind the scenes' as it were.

The actual SBG Sword Store is still up and running btw, just the link from the nav bar ain't displaying right...

Should be fixed shortly (fingers crossed), but thought I'd mention it in case anyone was wondering 'What happened to the SBG Store'.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Last couple of days...

hey guys, just a quick post to let you all know that all the big discounts on offer in this months edition of the Sword Buyers Digest are about to expire at midnight 10th of September 2006 (US EST) so if you don't know about them already, you might want to sign up and take a gander...

Other SBG News

In other SBG news (Jeez, I almost sounded like a news reporter then!) I've also added one of the latest Cheness products to my SBG Sword Store, the very cool, and very nicely priced Delux Iaito. Plus, I've also overhauled the main page there to add a few more links and make it look a bit 'nicer'.

Unfortunately, for reasons yet unknown the link to the SBG Store isn't displaying properly on my main sites pages. It still works if you click on it, but is coming up with one of those annoying little x boxes (and no, not the games machine. hehe)

Ok, well that's all for now - trying to madly get it fixed, the joy of being a webmaster huh...! ;-)

Will get back into the 'posting spirit' with some more updates. But in the meantime, if you want to grab a real bargain, don't forget to check out the discounts in this months edition of my newsletter.

Ciao for now,