So I was blessed this last weekend. Actually, I am blessed on an everyday basis but this was an extra blessing. We had some friends come over Saturday night with their family and the husband designs websites. He graciously agreed to design websites for both me (my alter-ego) and for Frank's business.
For six hours (yes, six hours!) they were here and he worked on my site from getting my domain name and then actually designing the site. Let me tell you, I thought I did okay with my little blogs, but clearly, I am but a wee-novice! I have always used Blogger and am very comfortable with it, but as a tech-guy, he set up my new site in WordPress. So far, I am NOT a fan. Once all of the design aspect is done, he will hand the reigns over to me and I will maintain the site but for right now, I am just playing around in it because it doesn't feel natural to me.
I've heard the debates before - Blogger vs. WordPress - and I guess it's all a matter of what you are comfortable with. I have relatively few complaints with Blogger. Over the years there have been issues but they were minimal. In the few hours I was on WordPress yesterday, at times I wanted to kill myself. Okay, maybe that was a bit dramatic but it felt like that.
In the end, I have a sparkly new website for the book and it's wonderful and just a little bit "spicy" (thank you, Danette, for introducing me to that word - I love it!). The goal continues to be to sell books and I'm hoping having a professional looking website will help in that matter.
If you are interested, you can see all of the magic for yourself over at www.samanthachaseauthor.com. Let me know what you think!
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