The .xyz community is home to skilled creatives using .xyz domains to develop their portfolios and showcase their work. Contemporary artist Michael Ho uses MichaelHo.xyz to share his innovative artwork. San Francisco-based independent journalist Melissa Hung uses MelissaHung.xyz to highlight her writing portfolio. Artist Gossamer Rozen uses Grelysian.xyz to display their collections of cultural NFT art. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a writer and editor who shares his work using a “FirstNameLastName.xyz” domain: JacksonHoward.xyz.
JacksonHoward.xyz is the personal website of Brooklyn-based writer and editor Jackson Howard. Originally from Los Angeles, Jackson is an editor at publishing company Farrar, Straus and Giroux (a division of Macmillan Publishers). Jackson acquires and edits fiction and nonfiction titles, and has published work by writers including Judith Butler, Sarah Schulman, and Catherine Lacey. He has edited acclaimed books that have won or been nominated for awards such as National Book Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award. Jackson’s writing has been featured in publications like The New York Times Magazine1 and Rolling Stone.2 In June 2022, Jackson was interviewed by Vogue Magazine for his insight about the world of Queer Literaure as a “young, queer editor representing an impressive roster of LGBTQ+ writers at the publishing house Farrar, Straus & Giroux.”3 In October 2022, Jackson was named a Star Watch Honoree by Publishers Weekly.4
Jackson’s compilation of edited books and selected writing samples are easy to explore with a simple and informative website design. Visitors can easily navigate to each page, which can help make Jackson’s work easy to find. On the books page, you can view a selection of some of the books Jackson has edited, as well as some acquisitions in the process of being edited. Jackson links each book image to the Macmillan website for more details about the title. For example, the image for the book “If I Survive You” links to a profile of its details and accolades, like being named one of The New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books of 2022.5 On the writing page, visitors can review Jackson’s published articles and essays. His February 2022 album review of 2 Chainz, “Dope Don’t Sell Itself” explores the latest album from the Atlanta-based rapper.6 Jackson’s December 2018 article for W Magazine, “Ask 21: Rapper 21 Savage Is Your New Relationship Guru,” features a discussion on romance with 21 Savage after his split from model and television personality Amber Rose.7 Jackson’s inclusion of his writing samples and work accomplishments can help visitors gain a full understanding of Jackson’s talent and experience, which can help them make the choice to work with him.
Using a FirstNameLastName.xyz domain like JacksonHoward.xyz can help make it easier for Jackson and his writing to be discoverable online. Anyone who Googles “jackson howard” will see JacksonHoward.xyz at the top of the search results page (as of November 30, 2022). With a professional website using a domain name that matches your full name, it’s more likely that your website will show up in relevant results. We are happy to have Jackson and his artwork in the .xyz community of innovative creatives. You can learn more about Jackson and review more of his work by following him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and by visiting JacksonHoward.xyz.
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