After numerous iterations and sweat and hair-pulling, here it is. Gah, the torture.
I took the summer off from blogging, and yes, I was busy, but I think I was also throwing a bit of a tantrum. I liked my old Weebly site. It was easy, so friggin’ easy. And WordPress just isn’t.
But I’ve decided to remove my thumb from my mouth and get on with it. The boys return to school tomorrow, and I have no more excuses. I will conquer WordPress or die trying!
Thanks for hanging with me on this.
Next up, The System Series Book 4, Honor System. We’re nearing the end of the series, as I have one final book planned to be released around the holidays. If you’ve read the series, you know that book one starts when Thomas is six years old, and then book two jumps ten years to when Thomas is sixteen. The final book five will take another leap, this one far into the future. Will it be dystopian or utopian? Any guesses?
Okay, so I’m still learning. But I finally took the plunge, bought big-girl web hosting, and installed a WordPress site. I built it, too, all by myself!
Well, not entirely by myself. I went to YouTube to view a tutorial, and I found Tyler Moore (http://www.tyler.com). His two-hour beginner tutorial set me on the right path. I still have loads of tweaking to do and lots of content to add, but the basics are up.
Now, would I recommend doing this yourself?
On one hand, yes. It’s empowering, and if I want to add content or change the look of my site, I can do it. That’s handy, and it saves me money.
On the other, it has been a major time suck. I’ve spent about four hours a night for a week working on it, and I still have a long way to go. If it had been in my budget, it would have been better for me to pay someone to build the thing, and then I could have learned how to add to it over time without it impacting my writing schedule.
But here we are, and I’m happy with the results. I now have a REAL website!