Well , maybe not completely. This weekend it sure has felt like it. It started out as a platform to publicize my writing. Then I decided to add links to make it more interesting. Links led to more pages, more exposition. Added in links to Youtube vids, to other sites. It continued to grow, until now it has 18 pages attached to the site. Linking buttons to Paypal was a challenge. I tried to figure it out on my own. I called their customer service to obtain expert advice and aid. Then I went back and figured it out myself. Now it works, after I charged my account a dozen times for a penny. My emails were filled with notices that my account had been charged one cent, and with notices that I had made one cent. But now I am sure the thing works, at least with my accounts.
So it was back to manipulating images, putting them into the WYSIWYG Web Builder. Uploading to the site. Finding mistakes on the site, correcting them in the web builder, uploading them again. Finding that a Youtube link goes to the wrong vid. Correct it. Somehow the page boundary shifted, change it back. Picture looks good in the builder, but on the site it covers some text. Move it way the hell over here where it can’t possibly get in the way. Frustration abounds. But so does satisfaction when things work the way they’re supposed to. The site is shaping up. It will not be finished this weekend as planned. It may never be finished. The plan now is to create something grand. To add links for readers. For writers. For the curious. To draw people to the site. To promote books, to make sales, but to do more. To make it a place where people come for information. Where they come to be entertained. Eventually I plan to have a forum, where people can come to discuss things. And not just what I have written. No, it will have grown beyond that, though there will always be that aspect of the site, the purpose for which it was originally planned. And it has become fun in its own right. Now I just have to work in some time for writing.
hhtp://dougdandrige.net The website.