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Following Directions

…Not a strong suit of mine. Most people who know me well are used to the groans and swearing that ensues as I discover I skipped an early step in ANY process. I am better when it comes to building bookshelves, but… not much else.

My latest direction following disaster is not entirely my fault… not ENTIRELY.  I decided to bite the bullet and and create the website I have been talking about for… months. I have a friend with a FABULOUS SITE (Alice Gibson: www.alicegibson.net) so I tried to emulate (which sounds so much better than ”copy”) hers. In my inattention to detail, I failed to notice she had posted HOW she’d made said fabulous site…

Hence my journey into angst and despair compounded by the flu. I mean, honestly… why try to do something that impacts your entire professional career when you feel WELL?? That is just crazy talk… but I digress…

So I began with what I thought was a good idea at the time. I purchased my very own, shiny new domain name. But it was about the time that I clicked ”PURCHASE” that I realized I should probably go give Alice’s site one last glance… and lo and behold I discovered her link to ACTUAL DIRECTIONS!!!

It seems simple enough, follow step-by-step, skip no steps… yada yada yada. Right. It IS simple enough. It is actually a marvel of simplicity and accuracy. However, my first blunder soon manifested itself. I  had ALREADY registered the domain name, and now… I am awash in a sea of nameserver changes and 72 hour waits… all while wondering if it will even work the way I want it to when I am done waiting.

So here is my advice, to anyone interested in creating their very own, super fantabulous site: DON’T DO ANYTHING UNTIL YOU TALK TO SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE IT!!!

And last, but not least, this video by Cunutant (http://www.conutant.com/) is a great way to get started. If you can follow the directions…

 

Welcome!!

Works in Progress tend to move at a very uneven pace. Sometimes they bound ahead with amazing jumps, but most often struggle along in fits and spurts. Bear with me as this site, my latest WIP, comes to fruition. I promise, there is content in here somewhere…

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