I never thought I’d say this, but I’m getting kind of sick of technology. I should be a little more specific. I’m not sick of all of technology, just my website technology. I’m switching hosts for my business website and it’s been more than a little pain getting this stuff done. I was hoping to have it be seamless, where the customer would never be able to tell the difference (except for the cool new look I’m planning…and hopefully an easier buying process)…but that dream is but a distant memory. My business website is being hosted in the interim by Blogger (don’t tell WordPress I said that).
The “contract” with my original host ran out today. When did I realize this was going to happen? Oh, a couple of days ago. So I had very little time to decide if I wanted to stay with them or find someone else. I ended up finding someone else mainly due to cost. $7 per month verses $20. Hmmm, didn’t take me very long to decide that one. What’s taking so long is getting used to the new host’s “way of doing things”. That’s about as technical as I can get when talking about the way websites work. I’m having to learn New Host’s way of hosting. And as usual there is a huge learning curve there.
The bright spot, silver lining, good side of the coin, what have you, is that I plan on having a new look to the site. I’m excited about revealing it and therefor will endure the countless hours (usually at night once the chillins have gone to bed) that will be needed to set up my store from scratch again. And who knows, if the Blogger site makes sense I’ll keep that up too. And, if I feel like stretching myself even thinner I’ll create a store on Etsy (now don’t you go buying anything from there until my stuff is listed!).
So I guess my relationship with technology is really love/hate. It’s frustrating spending so many hours on it…but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I guess I actually do like traveling up that hill, learning a little bit more about how technology works along they way. And becoming only smart enough to be dangerous, haha (evil laugh). My real goal is to be able to keep up with Reagan and Ashlyn once they become technologically savvy.
This is the kind of post you get when technology is ruling my life. I’m just glad I had two minutes to blog.