One of my goals this year was to get a website up and running. Rather than set New Year's resolutions, I make my goals around the time of my birthday in June. My deadline is fast approaching and I am finally ready to go forward with creating a website.
I recently watched a great explorinar presented by Thomas MacEntee about Weebly, a free website hosting service. After watching the explorinar I thought creating a website should be no problem and I would get it done in a jiffy. Right. Well, I have a specific idea of what I want (sort of) and it turns out Weebly doesn't offer bullet points in their tool bar, and I've had trouble with other features. Not as easy as I thought it would be. The added pressure is that I want to update my business cards with the website included. Did I mention that I need to get these cards ordered within the next week? I need them for upcoming events.
So after days and many frustrating hours of trying to figure out the website, I've made a compromise. I decided that putting together a website should not be a rushed or pressured project. Therefore, I would not include my website on the card right now. I came to terms with that and moved my focus onto the business card. Should be easy. Afterall, I've already done a card and should be able to update it without a problem. Right. I spent last night frustrated (again) over not being able to make the proper changes. Thinking it was me and my inept tech skills I asked Hubby for help. He's much more tech savvy than me. Well, he couldn't get it worked out either. (sssiigghhhh). I'll need to start from scratch.
My other hurdle? Last week I was exploring a new set of records on microfilm. I finally found the record I would need listed in the index (yay!). Sadly the discovery was made at the same time I had to leave to pick up my preschooler. Argh! I wouldn't have a free day to go to the archives again until Saturday. Well, Nashville was pretty much shut down on Saturday for the Music City Marathon. Argh (again). So now all I can think about are the possibilities of information this record might hold, and try not to let my imagination go too wild. It's a challenge.
I'm hoping the genealogy gods come back from their vacation soon. I've got goals to fulfill and deadlines to meet.