Blog Challenge Day 16
The first challenge that popped into my mind was trying to write daily. However, I feel I am in good shape with that task.
So, the second challenge is the one I will write about and it is all about creating a website and putting myself out into the world of social media.
I had the good fortune to start slowly. I am generally a shy person and fearful of sharing “me”, my life, my writing with the world. It takes me a while to get used to things. I tend to process slowly, but eventually, I work through it. So, after years of watching other writing friends design their websites, I decided it was time. That was January of 2014.
I went to our local writers’ community and found a course on website design for authors. I arrived early for class (the weather was horrible) and hung out, warming up with some tea. When I arrived in the classroom, another woman appeared in the doorway within minutes. We were both at least an hour early, so we had a chance to talk. Four hours later, we both came away from the class with the same disappointing impression. I still didn’t know what to do or how to start building a website. I thought I would hire someone to set it up, but I didn’t even end up with that information. BUT, one of the best things I gained was a new writing friend, Sharon Lochman. Just as unexpected as our meeting was, so was the surprise opportunity to learn about author websites. In the summer 2014, Sherry and I joined a website design class with Darcy Pattison, and our author websites were born!
I’m still learning slowly, but it’s nice to have a writing friend who shares the same path in website design as myself.
Thank you, Darcy Pattison, for introducing me to the world of author websites! You are a knowledgeable and encouraging teacher.