‘No time like the present’ is a fantastic saying that I may well use over and over again, but for now the saying is in reference to the time it has taken me to develop this Crazy site, precious time away from the main intended task. Of course, aesthetics, is in the eye of the beholder and what one loves another will hate, but for me, I’ve never felt so proud! I am ‘loving’ the whole feel of my site!
This ‘Crazy ‘site of mine has taken many months to plan and set up. I have experimented with numerous themes and plugins and now that I am happy I am often fearful that when I upload a post or make any adjustment something may go horribly wrong and that I will be left with an empty site; a white screen! This did in fact happen to me on one occasion when I was faced with the ‘white screen of death’. Imagine that! I nearly packed my bags and left home, but fortunately my pigheaded perseverance prompted me to find the solution and to my relief I found the name was an over exaggeration. It did not deserve the fear factor associated with its name. It was simply code placed in the wrong place!
Most solutions to problems can usually be resolved by taking slow steps back to where you first started! But it is this fear along with the need for constant site improvements that is inadvertently preventing me from writing regular posts, taking me away from the whole purpose of this blog – to write about things that matter!
Aesthetics and how you feel about your environment has a major influence on the way you work. If my surroundings are a shambles so are my thoughts! Frustratingly, my sons don’t appreciate the concept of ‘tidy’ but that’s another topic! My site is no different. I need to be faced with an environment on my screen that is faultless and appeases; after all, I do intend to maintain a long-term relationship with my on-screen posts and images!
It is a relief that I now have a reasonable understanding of the front end of it all, but all the crazy stuff in the background; directories, html, code, c-panel, Mamp, MySQL, PHP, Apache and so on, are areas that still requires the Codex, YouTube, manuals and guidance!
I suspect this may take some time, so whilst I develop my skills posts may appear and occasionally disappear for the odd little tweak 🙂
I understand and passionately trust in the generic concept of a ‘business plan’. I believe we should all have a ‘life plan’, one that reminds us of our goals and intentions enabling us to stay on course in order to follow our chosen ‘yellow brick road’! My ultimate goal is to write and not to be a tech-savvy computer wizard, and however much I enjoy all the techy stuff I must remind myself on a daily basis of what I had first set out to do!