Redesign the Website – Agh!

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It’s a nightmare!

Because I am in the midst of changing my portfolio I also have to change my website and so last week I began the process with a phone call to Vista Print, the company I use to build my site.  I like the service they offer and the easy to use and easy to build things that come with the service like business cards and brochures.  That is until now.

My dilemma was that I wanted to rebuild my site in the background (out of your view) until I had all the elements together for the launch of a new site.  After some figuring I thought we had a good option but when it came to doing the work it was harder to change the design of my site than I thought so I called back to find another option.  They offered a free service of a rebuild for me, so I took that believing they might come up with a better look than I seemed to be able to achieve on my own.

Wrong!  The new site they sent to me used the same colour schemes, but they changed the format and it was positively ugly.  Thinking I still had a month before the site went live to fix their mess I proceeded to change what I didn’t like.  Now I discover that because I started the fix it went live.

I suppose what I’m doing besides complaining about the service I got is apologizing for the dreadful look of my website.  Another long conversation with someone is required to fix the problem and I’m not sure it can be fixed.  It is a very time-consuming task to build a web site.  If you don’t see me for a couple of days you will know what I’m doing.  On the phone with tech advisers.

Wish me luck.

 

Back to the phone  and see if I can find a solution.

About Peggy Guiler

You just never know what show up on my blog. As the name implies it is about the stuff of life just like Spilt Milk. Everyday events spark thought and contemplation. Special events in the community, the country or the world may strike a cord and get me talking. Sometimes it's about people in my life or circumstances, sometimes about my garden, sometimes about a book or a political issue. Always it's about something I am passionate about. In my business, River of Hope Enterprises (www.riverofhopeenterprises.com), I work as an "Certified Coach" (International Coach Federation), a trainer, consultant and speaker. and as a spiritual director. I also drive a school bus to keep the wolf from the door while I build my business. I love the kids on the bus (most of the time). My family is grown and I have three grandkids who thrill my heart but I don't get to see any of them very often. Circumstances of life have made "family" difficult. My son died by suicide at age 16 in 2000 and the strain on our family relationships since has been huge. Mental health is a field where I worked for almost 22 years and where I still do some consulting and training. That combined with my own battle with depression and my son's death weave together to form some of my greatest soap box items: suicide intervention, suicide bereavement and peer support in mental health are right on the top of my list. Social justice is an underlying passion. Keeping the wolf from the door as a single parent was full-time work and my career path as a journalists was augmented with cleaning contracts, cooking, retail clerk, and bartending. I have known hard work and am grateful for the experience and perspective it has given me. A firmly grounded faith and a passion for learning has now taken me toward a new field as a Spiritual Director and I am soon adding to that a license to marry people. As I move toward retirement I am very aware that I have to keep working so I chose to do things which will meet my modest financial needs and also my love of supporting people in their life journey. Woven into all of this is my love of writing. Trained as a Journalist, and having worked in the field as a freelance news writer for many years, I have a great love for writing. This blog is a new beginning for me. As I hone my skills and begin to form a daily discipline of writing I hope it will lead to more writing in the future.
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1 Response to Redesign the Website – Agh!

  1. Joanna Lynn says:

    Hope everything gets fixed really soon and with as little discomfort as is necessary.

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