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My Banjo World, input for new website needed

Posted by JanetB on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Because of having voluminous amounts of tabs, videos, MP3s and research I've decided to make a website to house it.  Please take a look at it, such as it is so far.  I'm open to suggestions for how it would be most beneficial and enjoyable.  It's been quite the learning process for the last few days and the site is definitely still under construction.  Still, I think I may have something here....





11 comments on “My Banjo World, input for new website needed”

rinemb Says:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @9:00:12 AM

I enjoyed your website. listened to some tunes, read some stuff. I enjoyed your Lotta Crabtree gig. I claim her as a relative, my mother a Crabrtree on her father's side. My wife has not made that gen link yet, but did establish a fairly close relationship to Hobart Crabtree, GRHS. He even looks like some of us and I was inspired by him in my early days. Keep up the good work, and keep us updated and reminded of your site. thanks, Brad

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @9:26:53 AM

Thanks for exploring the site a bit, Brad. That's fascinating you're related to Lotta Crabtree. Lotta was a curly red-headed, brown-eyed, small, athletic lady who danced on the advil at the blacksmith shop as a 6-year old in Rough and Ready, California back in the 1850's. The miners loved her that day and threw gold nuggets her way. That was the beginning of her career. I met my husband performing in the Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers next to the historic blacksmith shop, for which we donated CD proceeds. And, further, it turned out that Lotta came to Timbuctoo to perform, which is next to Smartsville where I live. Small world! My tab called "Tune History" I'm going to change to "History" and include information about Lotta, not just about tunes.

dbrooks Says:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @1:51:50 PM

Janet, I admire your initiative. I too have hundreds of tabs and no time to undertake such a project. Maybe after I retire in the coming months.

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @9:32:43 PM

Thanks, David. I am retired now, and with this sweltering heat learning how to build a website is a good indoor project. You already have a repository for your tabs on amazon, which also must take lots of effort. If you ever had a website, you could easily link it, couldn't you. I wonder what you'd call it....Anyway, it's all for fun and makes our music that much more in-depth and enjoyable.

frailin Says:
Saturday, September 2, 2017 @5:30:45 AM

Thanks for creating this amazing legacy for others to follow! What a gift to our banjo world! Well done Janet!

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @11:06:04 PM

Thanks for looking, Craig. Your appreciation means the world to me! You're one person who understands the precious nature of our banjo world. I just keep on enlarging the site. Today I added a Dwight Diller tab and I remembered how much he's a part of your learning journey. I also added a William Sydney Mount tab. So much fun!

Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, September 11, 2017 @9:17:05 PM

Nice site! Now you can live on in digital form forever...have you ever thought about including a visitors book where people can leave comments, suggestions etc? Just a thought. Good luck with this, a fun challenge I am sure.

JanetB Says:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @8:53:32 AM

Thanks for peeking in, Laurence. It is fun and a challenge. It's kept me busy for over a couple of weeks, but not too busy so as to neglect banjo picking, wood cutting, cleaning, and of course family.

I'll be digitally alive as long as I pay my monthly bill to the server! I added a blog tab, though I don't know anything yet about how that works. Thanks for the idea. Maybe you can look at it and write something so I'll see.

Frygg Says:
Monday, September 25, 2017 @7:35:27 AM

Bravo Janet !! Your web site is a World for real, I really appreciate the history of the Tunes, this is fantastique as we say in French !

Denton Says:
Sunday, October 8, 2017 @7:57:30 AM

Wow. This is a treasure!

JanetB Says:
Monday, October 30, 2017 @4:49:35 PM

Thanks much Frygg (?!). I added one more to the History tab today -- I'd left out Rebels Raid, one of the Tune of the Week research essays I worked on. I'm so glad you're seeing my world all the way in your part of the world. Denton, you're always so supportive and I appreciate it tremendously!

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