I have spent the whole day working on my new website .. I have never done anything like it before and decided to go for one of those "off the shelf" types that you can than customise yourself. I wanted to be able to make something that I can manage and control myself and not just hand it over to someone else who does everything and then hands it back - I'd never learn a thing that way! So I decided to jump in with both feet and do it myself... so far it's been good fun and I even worked out how to make my own banner. Ok, you might be saying that everyone in the world and their cat might know how to do that already but I didn't so I'm chuffed with myself!
To be honest, I never knew there was so much work in setting up a site - and it's not so much the visuals but coming up with the actual content. I know what I want to say and what my mission is but putting it into words is a whole other ballgame. So I'm putting it all down in plain English right now and will go back and re-read and re-edit until it says what I want it to say. Thankfully, my products really lend themselves to some great visuals so I can count on that .. just needs to words to back it all up.
I worked all day on it and decided to stop around 6.00 pm - I realised then that I hadn't taken a break at all, for most of the day. Honestly, you'd think soaping was a nice easy little hobby wouldn't you?! No matter though, I'm really enjoying it and finding I really like the graphic side of things - something I didn't know about myself at all.
I'm hoping to be open for 1 November if I can make it and will be blogging about my adventures to get to that point.. and after no doubt! Keep an eye out for our new website!!!