Okay, so how silly is it to celebrate the one week anniversary of my new site launch? I can't believe it's been a week, in fact. One week ago today, I was sitting here at my computer doing a Yahoo chat with my web designer while she instructed me how to do some basic things (like blog posts). And then the moment came when she told me to click a particular button — and voila, the whole site went live. It was a champagne moment for me. 🙂
See, I built my first website myself, using some freebie tools that Yahoo had. I wanted to know how it worked, and of course it was very rudimentary. I had Front Page, but couldn't figure out how to use it. Dreamweaver was way out of the question. Nope, I used what is commonly called WYSIWYG — what you see is what you get. I could drag elements around the page and hotlink like crazy.
But it was still homemade and still didn't look the way I envisioned my website would look. So I made a promise to myself that when I sold a book, I was hiring a professional to design my site. And I couldn't be happier.
So what are you up to this weekend? I think I'm dragging Hubby to the Farmer's Market. He will protest, but it's better to do it now, in April, because the summer months are so hot I can't get his Yankee butt out of the house. And there might be some shopping. Next weekend is the Heart of Dixie 12th Annual Readers' Luncheon and I want to look fabulous. There will also be writing, because June is approaching and I have a book to finish before the craziness that comes with preparing for RWA Nationals in July begins. There might also be some time outdoors, grilling on the patio, and relaxing with my favorite man.
Wow, think my weekend is full already! How about yours? Any favorite weekend activities when Spring arrives and the warm weather decides to stick around?
Awwwww CRAP!!! Shopping and Farmer’s Market!!! 👿
And who the Hell are you grilling with and why does he get to spend all the fun times with you? Take that jerk shopping and I will do the grilling with you (it would serve you right)! 😆
You are so funny. 😛
Sounds like fun! I will be directing movers through the house with my new stuff. My husband is a great shopper–up to a point. No lingerie department, candle shops, or places to eat where chicken salad is the featured protein. But really, who wants a man who’d be comfortable in those places? He will hang around and give he an opinion when I come out of the dressing room–if he doesn’t have to do too long and I’m willing to go to Best Buy afterward.
Oh, Jean, cool about your new stuff! LOL about the chicken salad. I hear you on Best Buy. It’s practically a weekend pilgrimage around here. 😉
I think the one-week anniversary of a beautiful new website is a great reason to celebrate.
I’m still in Georgia but will be home on Tuesday (weather permitting) and oh heck, I need to figure out what to wear to the luncheon. I don’t think my writing uniform (AKA jeans or lounge pants, t-shirt and bare feet) is appropriate.
Marilyn, don’t tell me you went to the Nickelback concert too!? Wait, wait, you’re coming home on Tuesday — can’t be Nickelback. I just can’t see you at that concert. Heck, I can’t see me there and I like NB. 😉
Yeah, no writing uniforms. I’d look pretty funny in my sleep pants and baggy t-shirt, let me tell you….. 😳
Nope, no concert. I’ve been visiting my mother.
You should be excited about the new website!
I’m spending the weekend going to baseball games. The local minor league team is in town this weekend. It’s going to be gorgeous here, in the 80s!! You have no idea how excited I am that it’s going to be the 80s, it’s been so cold. I’m going to be outdoors all weekend.
Hi, Nicole! Hope you had a fabulous weekend at the baseball games — and that your weather was gorgeous!
Wow this is great. I will have to change your link now. LOVE IT
Hi, Cyn! Thanks!! Good to see you visiting. 🙂