This has been a long time coming, but my website has finally gone live. I have learned so much in the past month about hosts, WordPress websites, themes, plugins, templates, block editors, theme editors, widgets, global settings, headers, footers, sidebars, blog archive pages, single blog pages, store pages, email subscription forms, and the list goes on. But mostly I learned how much is involved and how difficult it is to create a new website, especially in WordPress. I might have gone with a different platform if I were to start over. The reason I went with WordPress is because I wanted it to be compatible for importing my blog, my list of subscribers, and everything that goes with staying in communication with you all. You, loyal readers, were most important to me in this process.
I am grateful to Jason Woofenden for his expertise in the development process. I could not have done all the technical stuff without his help.
I hope you will have a look around the premises to read, click links, and become familiar with this new site. If you find something that needs fixing, or if you have suggestions for changes, please leave me a comment here on the blog, or go to the contact page and leave me a message.
I have something to offer you in exchange for your time and effort. I will add your name into a raffle for a free signed copy of Bonnet Strings. Next week, I will announce the name of the person who receives the book and send that along.
Don’t forget, there is another book giveaway coming that I promised some weeks ago. There may be two more.
I am hoping to get back to “normal” after this intense month of cramming all that learning and designing of the website into my brain. In the meantime, I am moving in the direction of publishing my book. My manuscript is being edited, I am looking for a book cover designer, I will be obtaining ISBN numbers soon, and a I’ll be buying a software program for designing the contents of the book.
Please drop me a line, even if you don’t have time to take the tour. I’m hoping to reach more readers now that the blog is with a different host. I know that the email notifications were not reaching all of you. If this is the first notification you received since July 2020, I’d like to know that because it means you received this one even though you weren’t receiving them in the last eight months.
I look forward to hearing from you. I’ve missed you all!