Creating My First Website

All those hours of creating content for eHow, Squidoo and Hubpages hopefully prepared me for creating a stand-alone website. At least that was my thinking. It turns out that those sites took care of a lot of details that now I must arrange for myself.

I made it through choosing a place to host the website (Hostgator) and choosing a domain name. There was the option to use WordPress or Weebley to create the site. Although I have blogging experience with WordPress, I opted for Weebley and floundered about trying it out. The look of the site pleased me.

Now I need to apply myself to setting up Google Analytics and getting Adsense going for the site. I still haven’t figured out how to add social buttons so people can share the site on Facebook and Pinterest.

I haven’t even figured out how to let people subscribe. Supposedly I need a privacy statement too. Not sure where that goes. I did get the domain registered with Google and Bing. So much to learn, but it’s at least started.

If you’d like to see what I’ve created, it’s called Florida Decorating Ideas. I’d love to get feedback and suggestions for improving it.

A section of my new webpage. Please visit it to see what it covers.
A section of my new webpage. Please visit it to see what it covers.


Wish me luck.

Getting Gift Ideas

Over the last few years, I’ve created gift guides on topics that interested me. I’ll share some here with you. It seems there must be lots of people with cold feet, as my Gifts for People with Cold Feet consistently draws viewers.

I wrote that one from my own experience. It seems like my feet get cold easily and then take a long time to warm up again. Look at the great gifts I found if you know someone like that.

Of course, in December and if you have a loved one in a nursing home, you’ll want to treat them to a gift that they will like and find useful. Again, Gifts for Patients in a Nursing Home is based on my own experience plus suggestions from friends and family.

The Gifts for Insomniacs was inspired by a friend of mine. I’m glad to say that I sleep quite well. Perhaps you know someone with insomnia, though.

Additional guides that might help you: Gifts Historians Will LoveGifts for Librarians and Book LoversGift Ideas for Your Veterinarian, and Gifts for Genealogists. This next one, Left-Handed Gifts for Left-Handed People, was inspired by my sister.

Here’s one more for anyone who works in an office: Best Gifts for the Office

Graphic created for my by Gigglish.
Graphic created for my by Gigglish.

I hope one of these gift guides hits the spot for you and helps you find the right gift for someone on your list.