Settling in nicely after my home move I started to catch-up with my fellow bloggers’ posts and read one from Natalie Ducey about different web site options for bloggers. This sparked the idea that I needed everything I offered available in one place online; my blog, digital art shop, books, email marketing, automation & stories for clients and readings. This idea seemed simple and my lack of technical knowledge blurred the enormity of the task I had taken on. Innocently, I dived in and disappeared down a rabbit hole for a fortnight.
At the start, not knowing what I was doing meant that I couldn’t ask Google the relevant questions to get the help I needed. So, optimism, joy at being in my new home, trust, clear dreams with the next step forward being shown, helpful souls on YouTube, humour, swearing aloud, ice cream, Netflix, knitting and sheer dogged determination carried me through. My laptop, which I had been nursing with a charging issue for ages, died halfway into the project. Lack of time and a limited budget flowed me down a route where I chose a beefy recon desktop system, which, helpfully, has solved other issues I was grappling with. With the amount of gaming happening during our global pandemic, there is a demand for these systems and I am grateful to the gamers and a company in Lancashire who rescued me.
So, emerging from my self-induced rabbit hole, I have a new site. If you wish, you can click on Jane Sturgeon or browse the menu above. With much love, hope and also, gratitude to anyone who spots hiccups or anything else I may have missed and kindly lets me know.
A.A. Milne — ‘I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.’ ~ Winnie the Pooh