For a while now, I’ve thought about having an author website on my own domain instead of essentially using Blogger as a substitute for one. Blogger is not very professional, in my opinion, for a serious writer. Then again, I’m not exactly a serious writer. I’m more of a snarky writer, but that’s no reason not be professional.
My husband, for reasons of his own, recently decided that the domain we’d been talking about buying was getting bought. So now we have our own domain and I just need to figure out the fiddly details of transitioning from a Blogger blog to a homegrown blog. Or to plug this one in. Or something, I’m sure it will come to me.
I used to have a website, when we were first dating actually, but I let it lapse and by now I’ve dumped just about everything I learned about building and maintaining a website down the memory hole. I’m relearning how to do the things that I want to do, as well as the things that my husband would like me to do.
So far, so good, but I am concerned about how much time I’ll need to devote to it. Not as much once it’s up and running, but implementation takes more time. And requires a lot more decision making and brainpower!
This blog will probably get redirected first, and then I’ll do additional work to make it look all professional and non-Blogger-ish. And maybe I’ll port it completely into Word Press, which I’ve used in the past.
I’m excited to be working on something new, but also a bit trepidatious about not only working on a website for my personal work, but also helping to implement a new system at work. Though, I’m not a lead on that project, I’m anticipating the entire thing being quite a time suck. And it will also suck at my limited brainpower.
But I’ll get recharged on backpacking trips and find the time and space.