Why the frustration of building a new website?
Why, you may ask, did I redesign my website so soon after launching my new business? Why did I put myself through this stress and frustration? Am I just fickle?
Well, the answer to that last question may be "yes". But the overall answer is that while my old site was pretty, it really wasn't geared around the new direction in my business. I need something that focuses on my notecard business and my heirloom/ memory book photography business. I need something that will pick up more Google searches (are all you searchers all out there???), something for which the core part of my business doesn't feel like an afterthought.
So I did some searching for a new platform. I think this one will work well for quite a while. I can launch with the core part of the business, add some client portfolio space in the future, and even offer prints, mugs, etc, like I did before. Plus this one has an integrated blog and I don't have to use a bunch of add ons for forms, etc.
So I find myself sitting with a glass of wine in the evenings, drafting a website. The thought that goes through my mind is "I am too old for this". Then I think "I can do this!". Then I find myself pouring another glass of wine! By the time this is done. I'll be drinking bourbon.
I'm going to start slow with this, since I am my own web developer. I'll get the core information out. Then I'll draft up a schedule for adding additional functionality. And I will listen to all of you. Send me feedback. "I can't find this" "Did you think about offering that". I can't promise I'll make the changes, but I do promise to consider your feedback.
Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement.