Here’s the deal. Lately, I’ve been putting the “free” in freelance copywriter. That is, I haven’t been getting any work. People who know more than I do (I suppose that’s redundant, I could just say, “people”) have told me that I need a website. So, yesterday I purchased a domain name and spent seven hours finding an appropriate website template. I went to bed thinking, “This is gonna be easy, tomorrow I’ll make my website.”
I’ve been sitting at my computer for eight and a half hours…I still don’t have a website.
This was followed with a slightly more complex question…
This was followed by hours of struggling, typing, figuring things out, realizing that the thing I thought I had just figured out is actually far more complex than I could have imagined, discovering that the very complex thing was actually ridiculously simple if I’d only known about that button, getting up for my third bowl of cereal, pounding my keyboard in frustration, repeating myself, and, finally, this question…
(I’m not particularly encouraged by the fact that this returned 22,900,000 results).
I wonder, am I the only one who types questions into Google as if I were having a conversation with this mega-search engine?
After this, Google wouldn’t shut up and I was left with a half-finished mess of a website.
So, how am I going to do it? How will I complete my site and start working again? I don’t know. If I knew how to build a website it would be built already. Every image I upload is a different size than the last, every video I embed takes thirty seconds to start, every page I create floats in cyberspace – disconnected from the rest of my “site.” And every time I do another Google search it leads me to some article that makes everything I’m struggling to do seem remarkably easy…except for the fact that it includes jargon that leads me on a wild goose chase of technical definitions.
Oh well, I guess I’ll get back to it tomorrow.