Fairly new to WordPress though I have read many of the guides and tutorials on this site and a few others. I am working on putting a personal website/blog together for myself and could really use some guidance by the more experienced folks here.
The theme for the site is 'Sloshed in Translation' it hopefully will be about my adventures living and teaching English in Japan. The target audience for my site will be my friends and family back in the USA as well as any who are interested in Japan, or English Teaching as a Foreign Language. Also friends I make in Japan and possibly even coworkers there might have access to it.
My vision for the site is many fold. I want it to be able to support audio & video podcasts. It will of course contain the blog as the main feature. Wanting the archives to be easily accessible and browsed since many might want to read my experiences from Day 1 onward. I like the idea of having a feature showing the time, weather, of where I am teaching. Perhaps a fairly updated yen to dollar bit of info listed there.
Two features that I would like to impliment into it are a library of pictures that I take there. PErhaps with the ability to search through them and have some of them listed under different categories. (A picture might be of a shrine, but also taken on a certain vacation. This searching for either that vacation or 'shrines' would bring up the picture along with others related to the search).
The other features I would like to put into the site is a sort of dictionary/encyclopedia. When ever I use a strange word or phrase (Japanese or otherwise) they could click on it and it would take them to an entry I wrote for it. That way I could flavor my journal with japanese words (such as 'hanabi') and they could click on it to get the definition (fireworks) perhaps a literal translation (fireflower) and pictures relating to it.
Overall I am seeking a person or group of people who might be able to guide me in the creation of this site. Any who are experienced at web design and esspecially any able to solve problems easily dealing with wordpress would be appreciated.