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What Changing My Website Taught Me

What Changing My Website Taught Me

by Jamie White
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On changing my website…

So, if you’ve been following my site for a while, you might notice that it is completely different now. I recently decided to switch hosts for a Writing Update Imagenumber of reasons, which I won’t get into here. Suffice it to say, it was a change that’s been a long time coming and I’m really excited to move forward with my new projects I’m working on. Here are a few things I’ve learned through the process.

  • Know when something isn’t working for you, and take steps to correct it. For a number of reasons, my old host just wasn’t the right fit for me anymore. Once I realized that, I then realized I had to take steps to correct the issue. For me, that meant finding a new online home. I contacted Angie, and got the ball rolling.
  • Practice patience. This was not the easiest transition. It took longer than normal for my transfer to go through. Not only that, but there was a bit of a learning curve once the new host site was ready to be updated. Nothing can make you feel stupid like trying to update your content while having NO IDEA what you’re doing. I learned I had to slow down a bit and take my time exploring the set up and I’m learning new things about it each day.
  • Celebrate the little things. The two things that were the most difficult for me were setting up my site menu and getting a background color on there. It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t seem to find the right spots. Sure enough, with patience (and a lot of stubbornness), I figured out both and allowed myself a minute to revel in the victory.

Now that my site is pretty much completed, I’m really happy that I made the move. I’m also proud of myself for sticking with it and figuring out the things that were giving me the biggest headaches. Whatever area of your life might need a tweak, remember these easy, yet hard-to-remember, tips and breathe. 🙂 You’ll get there.

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