It’ll Be Easy

They Said it would be easy

Start a website they said. It’ll be easy they said. Here I am one year and a month later, and I’m still trying to figure out how to post in my blog.

Of course there were unforeseen problems. My 1st (unpublished) website was hacked and I had to shut it down. Through no fault of my own mind you. I was still in the construction stage. I hadn’t even shown off my impressive layout and the less than impressive skills that took me months to learn and execute. Tragic,  not even one page view? Not even one. The host I was using got hacked and thus, lil’ ol’ me got hacked. I had to shut down, pay a few extra bucks (grrr) and start from scratch after spending weeks on the hacked one. My list of irritations and obligations skyrocketed, and I had to put it aside altogether. But, that’s a story for another day. Now, I’m back, and I’ve been at this website since November 2019. Okay, it may not seem all that long to you. A few months you’re thinking. Not bad for a rookie who knows next to nothing about building a website, let alone anything ‘techy,’ right? But…come on, I started this in December 2018. IT’S A LONG TIME! 

So, please don’t judge me based on my website and certainly not on my blog appearance. You’ll be lucky if I get an image that matches the content. Edited? Pfft, not likely. I’m going to write and submit. I’m editing two books and writing a third. I can’t afford a content editor. So, again, don’t judge me based upon this small snippit of writing.  I’m busy. I’m tired. I’m so over building this website, I could cry. 

But here is what I’ve learned:

Google it. It’s there, I assure you, and it usually suggests a YouTube link. 

YouTube has everything. You can even learn how to program a remote. Disclaimer, I’ve never searched how to do that.

I can do just about anything. Maybe not well, but with practice, I can at least become capable. 

I have very few friends who know how to build a website.

You can’t really break anything on your website but you can misplace, alter, and delete almost anything.

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to close your laptop and walk away. (You have to come back though.)  It’s also okay not to know it all. It’s okay!

I’m a writer. I sit at a computer my husband purchased and set up, and I write. I don’t build websites. I don’t know a lot about a lot, but I’m learning, and I think that’s my takeaway from all of this. Trial and error is normal. No one became an expert without a few failures first.