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.
Wish me luck.