Making the dough

The need to plan ahead…

Frustrated and tired, Jane ponders the consequences of being hasty and realizing too late the need to plan ahead.

If only I had realized the need to plan ahead…

The need to plan ahead, and the major role even a simple plan plays in developing a successful website.

Baby, it’s cold outside, snowing and beautiful. As I write this, I am sitting at my desk working on my dreams and watching the snow swirl around before it hits the ground. Being a stay at home mom, my dream is to have the ability to work from home doing something I love and being able to be here for my children. So far I am on the right path.  Starting my own website and blog is the first step. And web designers and builders have definitely gained my respect recently.  Who knew how much actually went into building a website, I sure as heck didn’t. Until I decided to do one myself. Even when using WordPress, plugins and drag and drop tools, it is still a lot of hard work.

To top it off, I figured this would be a quick process, a couple of days max…  Three weeks later and I have had to revamp my timeframe goal. Which is slightly embarrassing. I never realized just how far out of touch with technology  I am nowadays. I really do not like admitting that. I have always considered myself somewhat of a tech nerd. Now after being a mom for the last 10 years  I see how far out of the technology loop I have come. Truly hurts the little nerd pride I have left.

The Lesson…

But, it is only a learning curve. A lesson I intend to master. Once I get this beast of a site up, I intend to take classes on coding and web design. I don’t intend to let this little beginner mistake keep me from making something great. Especially when it is truly fun and rewarding, albeit confusing at times. A really good thing I have an awesome server and host with great customer support.

Also, I would like to add that it is a really fulfilling learning experience. I would certainly do it again and again. Only next time I would do it smarter, plan better, and be prepared for there to be setbacks.  Having all my other ducks in a row, taxes, licensing, distributors is certainly a plus. However, not starting with a set plan or goal has been a definite drawback. And I could have saved myself a lot of time and headaches had I thought of them first.

The takeaway…

So, if you dear reader, are also wanting to build your own website, I would highly suggest making a step by step plan first. Setting defined and clear goals, drawing out a blueprint for your website, and giving yourself time to have setbacks and learning curves. Because, if you are anything like me, even the simplicity and ease of WP drag and drop builders can seem like advanced coding that will leave you often times more confused than before.

For building and planning your website I am including a link to one of my favorite design sites. https://1stwebdesigner.com . The link for the specific page is highlighted in the last paragraph.

Stay tuned for my walk through’s on building a website as I fumble my way to success,

Until next time, Ciao and Kanpai!

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Once upon a time a fair and fit mama and wife, who loved to be an illustrator and writer, decided one cold day in mid-January of 2019, to make a blog/store and change her life for the better. In this fairytale land, the beautiful mama would write and share about her very most favorite things. Important things, like what the best natural beauty products are and how being a  fitness junkie makes life more energetic and fun.  She would also share her ideas on food, art projects, parenting and life in general. She would share her love of all things DIY because lets face it, pinterest was her drug of choice, and she was an avid DIYer. She also loved to cook and also always dreamed of becoming a tiny dancer. But her ancient enemy of no rhythm or timing often made that dream a nightmare, for her and others who may have been unfortunate enough to watch...So she decided to stick to the things she was good at... Like talking to herself on a blog, and spending hours each day picking out what she would like to offer the lovely maidens, who visited her kingdom, to buy, and stalking the Pinterest boards for great ideas. She would dedicate much time from her long days to sharing with her kingdom, and all of its visitors,  all of the sage wisdom that a 30 something twice married, mother of three would know. And so this fair and noble creature created Apple Pie in the Sky Dreamer.com first because Apple Pie in the Sky.com was already taken and secondly because she really really really like pies. So welcome to my magical kingdom, where hopefully you will find most everything you need, and if you don't there is always amazon.com, and most importantly where you can relax and get away from the reality of reality for a bit.

(2) Comments

  1. I read tһis post completely regаrding the comparison of latest
    and precеding technologies, it’s гemarkable article.

    1. Much appreciation for the comment. It is amazing what just a little bit of planning and research can do for a project.

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