At the start of 2014 I was struggling to walk as a protruding disc in my spine made life extremely painful. There were times I would have to crawl around on all fours for a week as the pain was that bad. Before this, I was a cyclist. I cycled on and off since I was a young teenager. For years my back was painful but my passion for cycling overcame the daily agony. After another bout of crippling joy, I decided it was time to stop. I couldn't do it anymore. I wasn't yet 40 but I was feeling like I was 80. I had spent close to a decade putting up with this. My health wasn't going forward, it was only going back. It seriously took a lot of strength to give the sport away. The sport where I had met most of my good friends, and one I was competitive at.
I was then lost. I sat around for a few months. I started to get fat as we headed into winter. A very close friend told me I had to do something, and I agreed. I was always active and fit. She knew I was a swimmer as a kid so suggested I get back in the pool. Pretty much everyone who has been a swimmer as a kid cannot contemplate the thought of following a black line again. I struggled to get my mind around the idea of lap after lap after lap and the seemingly mindlessness than comes with it.
Are you a website builder? Then go away so I can talk to the business owners out there. I meet a lot of business owners each month and we often have discussions about technology implementation, websites, social media, advertising, etc. There's a huge amount of confusion out there but much of this comes from protective designers wanting to make the process difficult! One of the biggest bugbears I hear is that business owners find their website hard to manage, have no control, takes too long to change or costs too much to change. All of these reasons are because their website is controlled by a web developer. They have total power over you. Four words - GET RID OF THEM!
The fundamentals of a good website are to provide timely and accurate information when the viewer needs it. If you struggle with this with your developer, that's a good sign you need to sack them. AND, unless you need something super technical, you can, 99% of the time, use a web builder like Wix or Weebly to take control of your website and build something that looks good, you can easily update and update for free. I've heard all the arguments from the web developers and I'm still not convinced that they offer greater value than what I get from one of these platforms.
I've built lots of websites using Weebly and find it brilliant! It does everything I want. If I want more specific things, I can add them in... EASILY! Here are some below:
There are another 5 on top of this, but you get the gist. Simple, attractive, easy to navigate, easy to update, easy to provide timely information, brings other platforms together, etc etc etc.
This is YOUR business. Take control of YOUR business. Don't let others control an asset that is important to you.
Why my blog?
Having spent much of my life learning from others & my experiences, it's now time for you to learn what worked and what hasn't in my businesses.