OK here I go… I finally started a blog on July 21st and the next day when I opened iWeb (the software I used for my website) my entire domain site had completely disappeared. Each and every page. POOF… just like that everything I created was gone. Luckily the site stayed live, but I was unable to make even the slightest change. This includes plans to add a second blog to keep the momentum going.
After researching online, I found many have had the same problem, although no answer as to why. Apple discontinued ownership of iWeb back in 2012 so there is no support for the program. I had been using it since 2006 and was comfortable with it’s ease of use and user friendly functions. Even tough I back up my MacBook on a weekly basis, I was unable to retrieve the domain site from iWeb. Strange, but true.
Getting upset was not an option. I needed to think fast and act quickly, but at least my website stayed live so people could find me. The week prior I spent quite a bit of time adding Google analytics to the iWeb site, which was pretty technical. Unfortunately, I can only move ahead and try not to let the past get to me. I am, and have always been, a positive thinker and believe everything happens for a reason. Not quite sure this particular reason, still waiting. I’ll get back to you when I figure it out.
At that point I had to turn all my thoughts on what to do so I can move forward and become stronger. I hired a long-time colleague, John Tully (click here and tell him Ali sent you) who helped create this new website in WordPress, a program I was trying to avoid for personal reasons. That is a story for another day.
The idea of a one-person company ‘doing everything yourself’ reminded me of an article I wrote in my first e-Newsletter this past July, Where Spending More Pays Off. Let me know if you want to read it. In the past I was ‘doing everything myself’ and decided to take my own advice – teach through actions and not through words – and hire a professional. Thanks, John, for all your help.
Outsourcing tasks you either do not have time to perfect, do not have a desire to learn or there are more important things taking up your time, can save you money as well as a lot of headache, this includes bookkeeping. Obviously, my new website is now up and running. Task complete. Now I have time to work on cleaning your books before tax season 🙂
I am here to help whenever you are ready, no pressure.