A Blog, a Platform, and the Fast-Paced World

The Fast-paced World of Web Design

Hello Everyone!  What a beautiful day–sunshine at last!  It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of April.  This month has f-l-o-w-n!  I’m busy editing my dystopian novel and don’t have much time to post, so I’ve decided to post the reason why I started blogging in the first place.

It really goes back to the late 90’s when I learned how to design web sites and wanted to have an online magazine of sorts.  The only problem was that the technology was moving so fast.  As soon as I learned one thing, the Internet had moved on to something else.  I’m not one to easily absorb new coding.  I was just happy to have a rudimentary knowledge of HTML.  Then they were on to XTML and JavaScript.  I kind of gave up for awhile.

picture of Stephanie

Back when I first started blogging.

What’s a Writer’s Platform?

Then I learned about blogging, and I was in!  WordPress handled the technology for me.  All I had to do was write and photograph–what I’d wanted to do all along.  Not only that, I read over and over again that writer’s needed a platform–a way to hang my the-doctor-is-in writing shingle, so to speak.  And I was all set.

Now, the Newsletter!

Everything I read tells me that potential publishers really look at numbers…followers, that is.  So I figured out MailChimp (well, kinda) and hope to retain some of you wonderful people all over the world by asking (begging) you to subscribe.  That’s the advertising part of this blog.  Industry folks call it a “call to action.”  I promise not to email you to death or try to sell your email to anyone–that wouldn’t be very nice, and I wouldn’t want anyone to do that to me.  All you have to do is subscribe.

Screenshot of how to sign up for my monthly newsletter.

My idea is to send a newsletter out once a month.  (I’d better get on that!!!)

Okay, well, I hope you all have a very blessed day!

Hugs,

Stephanie

the pond at Jachin

The pond behind our home in Jachin, Alabama. I lived in Jachin for 18 years!

 

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