Today I spent a little time working on my own website here – changing the theme and updating a few things. There’s much more to be done as nothing is simple in web design – there’s always an image to be edited, some HTML or CSS to be updated (and researched, and troubleshot!), and rearranging to be done. But I like where it is going.
Isn’t it always true that working on your own “stuff” tends to get pushed to the end of the priority list? I’m guilty, but your website is the face of your business anymore and just can’t be neglected. I don’t know about you, but I find it really annoying to click on to a website that isn’t functional, pleasing to the eye, and informative.
True tale – my husband and I own another business together, and we farmed out the website design and maintenance in the name of expedience. We are not happy with the results, and it seems that every time I send a request or an update to our webmaster I get either stonewalling or a condescending reply telling me just why I don’t want to do what I want to do. I got talked into a less-than-stellar design and service all because I’m a “plumber” and I didn’t make time for my own site. Now somehow I have to find the time to wrestle control of it back – I’ve got to set up a new WordPress site and get it all ready to go AND I’ve made more work for myself cause I’ll have to transfer everything over.
What’s my message here? Take the time, right from the start, to get it right. Don’t get distracted or lulled into thinking there’s an easier, better way than just doing the work. You’ll end up doing the work anyway; I know I am!
And if you don’t want to do it yourself – give me a jingle. I don’t let my client work languish – I take your graphic and web design needs to heart.