"What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come." Oprah
Maybe it is lame to quote Oprah, but I'm desperatly hopeful
that she's right. This blog is really to try to deter the premature insanity that was beginning to emerge while I am learning web design, and following my passions. If you have a strong stomach, and good sense of humor, or are one of my friends or family (not optional for that group) please enjoy the ride.
The story starts with post #1, and continues to present day. I will keep you posted (pun intended), with the lasted chapter daily. Also, I will share my reviews of the books I escape with along the way.
Please, read, enjoy, comment, link, or message me. I'd love the feedback, it makes it seem less like I am just talking to myself.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Time to Write Content

hard work
Originally uploaded by silas216
Well, we are home from vacation. It was great, but a mean case of the flu went around, so I am home sick with my turn at it. We all had a case, at least mine waited until we got home. So, I have been sitting on the couch staring at my computer screen trying to shake off the fog in my brain to get something done. Nothing. I have nothing.
What I did figure out is that Monday at class we will be stepping toward going live. We will be writing code for the site. I am nervous, and have much doubt in my own ability to understand code, but my crazy smart teacher has no doubt that I will do well. He also said it will be fun, and I have a sneaking suspicion that his idea of fun is a little sick and twisted. We shall see.
What that means though, is that I have to up the focus on writing content. It is time to get the bulk of the pages written for the site.
That is my plan for the evening, soak in a very hot bath, keep trying to clear the brain fog, and write or rewrite content on my site pages. It is an exciting time. Wish me luck. I have decided that creating your own web site is far more challenging than creating someone else's. It means knowing what you want, and not having doubt in what you want or like. Overthinking the whole thing is driving me crazy. I originally had a basic logo, banner, nav bar theme going. Then I had to get all inspired with photoshop, and now it is a crafty little pice of art, tat I hope is unique enough to be successful, and not so far out there that people nominate me for the worst web site awards site. Stay posted, and soon, very soon, you can rate it yourself!!!!!!!!
Off to write content!.....


tinkerbellehell said...

Keep up the good work!!!!I'm really excited for you. Where in Texas are you? I am in Austin. It's a small world when it comes right down to it.
Enjoy your journey. I'm enjoying it from an armchair perspective. It continues to give me hope.

Booklover said...

I am in the Austin area as well, Cedar Park to be exact. Did you hear about the blog from someone I made read it (friends or family), or did you just happen upon it? I am always excited when I get a new comment, it definitely keeps me going. I hope to go live very soon, but then have all this content to add, so bear with me!

Anonymous said...

I actually happened upon it form either Piscary's or The Hallows (I'm not really certain at this point). When I followed up I was totally impressed by the concept and the amount you had done on your own. i should have figured that you were in this area - since we have the BEST web geeks in the world here.
If you want to get in touch my email is tinkerbellehell@yahoo.com. I'll still read the blog - I promise.
It would be totally odd if we did know anyone in common.
Sorry about the flu - I just got over it myself and I feel for you!
Stay warm, hydrated and keep taking the meds!!!!
Best of luck -

Booklover said...

How funny! A lot of my inspiration to do this site came from those groups. I love Kim Harrison, and read all the books back to back. Then after Kisten I was so wrapped up in it, I couldn't get enough, so I went to the web for more, and found the yahoo groups. I was after the curve, and no one was really allowed to talk about that anymore or risk getting chastisized by the regulars. I thought if there are others out there that are freakishly excited about books like I am, then we need one place to be. I am so excited that you found my site from there. The sad part of it the story is that now that I have this web design career going, I have little time left over to chat online. I hope that will change soon. Thanks for following along! I hope to review the new one soon. Maybe someday, I will have enough clout to get the advanced reader copies, for review. That would be so awesome.
Anyway, thanks again for following along. Who else do you read?