As I work toward getting my writing life back to normal, I’ve also had to make a hard decision. After about two and a half years, it’s time for a change. While the ladies who designed my website did a spectacular job, I’m just not tech savvy enough to work with this ‘theme.’ So I thought I’d give you all a heads up and let you know that after I educate myself with a few tutorials, I’ll be packing things up and installing a new theme. One that’s sort of similar to this one, but one I feel sure I can actually use.
Because in the same way I get tired of the way I have my house set up and have to rearrange things, it’s the same way with my website. I need something fresh. Something different. Something I can do myself because I truly love doing things like this – as long as it’s free of html and other code I never want to figure out.
So hopefully, it’ll be a smooth transition. First, the tutorials. Second, figuring out exactly what I want. And third – press the button. That’s not so bad. Just gonna roll with the changes, right? Yeah, I know. Another shameless plug for another favorite song. 🙂
But in case things don’t go as planned, I thought I’d let you know that should the website disappear, it won’t be forever. In the words of the terminator (my son’s favorite movie), “I’ll be back.” Just as soon as I watch the tutorials again and figure out what I did wrong.
I’m going to think positively though. It’s all going to go without a hitch.
It will. (hitting knees to pray)
Having a website you can easily update whenever you want is key. There are some themes I can’t figure out, either. In the end, I had to go with a theme that was simple but I could work my way around. I gave up on fancy long ago. 🙂 I look forward to the new look. (This one looks good, too. I can see why you went with it. But I also understand needing something easy to work with.)
I may wind up doing the same thing, Ruth. The page builder I want to use – the one that’s supposed to be so easy – might be a little more than my tech-challenged brain can handle. I’ll keep trying to figure it out for a while longer but if it’s just going to be a headache, I’ll go with something simple too. All I want is something I can use. Something so I can make changes when I want and not have to bring in an expert to do it for me. 🙂