Yes, I know. “Trials and tribulations” is a cliché but give me a pass this time, please. Okay, every writer needs a website, needs to build her platform, even before she has a book to sell. And… I want to help other writers and build the Aliante Writers Group. Ergo, I am trying to create my own website. (I am also cheap about spending money on something I can do myself. Not in the floozy sense.) 🙂
I put off getting business cards printed until I have a website for people to go to. Why have to re-do them? (I did say I am… fiscally thrifty, didn’t I?)
I went to Go Daddy, secured my domain name, then signed up for Word Press, and here we be. It is a solid fact that I am not technologically savvy, not technologically inclined at all. Heck, I just crawled into the 21st century. Gave up my cherished flip top phone for a “smart phone”. We won’t even go there right now. That would really send us off on a tangent.
My less than stellar grasp of things technological is clearly evident on my obviously under-construction website which you have kindly visited to read this. Frustration abounds. To name one source, I lost my menu at the top of the home page. Lost it! It was there after a professional friend of mine put it up for me on Tuesday. Last night, I successfully added another page. Proceeded to make some edits elsewhere. At some point, the top menu appeared lower (where I prefer it to be). Rolled along happily UNTIL… I noticed my menu had disappeared. Gone! I arrowed back hoping to find where it last appeared. To no avail. I clicked on stuff. To no avail.
Well, bedtime beckoned and there it sat – menu still lost in cyberspace. Used to have my “under construction” blurb on Home page and it is hiding too. Soooo, here I sit with no top menu bar and no “under construction” but I think the latter is painfully obvious.
But… there is still an upside.
Everything has an upside; you just have to find it.
In this case, I wrote my first blog.
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