I haven’t been quilting, but I’ve been very busy. Maybe you’ve noticed a difference? I’ve been spending a lot of time updating my website. Well, actually websites but more about that later.
I’ve had this website since 1999, back when I had to type HTML all by hand. Briefly, everything changed to ASP files (I forgot about those!), and then all of a sudden everything was PHP, but I was still typing it all by hand. Finally in 2010, I converted my website to a WordPress site. Of course, I didn’t know anything about WordPress so I made a lot of mistakes, and I’ve lived with those mistakes for 3-1/2 years.
For the last year or so I’ve been meaning to make some changes, but I just didn’t want to take the time. In July, DD#2 asked me to help her start a website of her own, Purposeful Gift. Her website is geared towards promoting organ, tissue, and whole body donation expectant families who have received a terminal diagnoses.
Helping her get the website up and running was fun. It made me start thinking. It gave me ideas. I knew I needed to get to work on my own.
I actually maintain three different websites. If I was going to convert one, I thought I probably should convert all three, so I started with the smallest one, the one for my church, Calvary Chapel of Dayton. I encountered a few glitches, but I enjoyed the process and was happy with the results, so I decided to keep on going!
Next on the chopping block was the Lost Quilt Come Home website. More glitches (thank you, Jeremiah, for troubleshooting for me!), but more fun, too. I was tempted to take a break and do a little quilting, but I knew I better tackle my own site while I could still remember how to do it. So, here is my new site. More streamlined. Simpler. And hopefully easier to maintain and keep updated.
I’m happy that I finally have a proper front page and a separate blog page. I still have some other changes I want to make, mainly to the galleries, but I won’t be able to get to that for a few days. In the meantime, please let me know if you see any glitches. I’m very open to input.