I think I'm among friends here so I feel comfortable confessing something to you. Apparently I'm not as sharp as I used to be. It's shocking, I know!! I used to pick up on new things relatively easily and changes in technology weren't something I gave much thought to. I just went with it. Apparently those days are over.
I started planning a website to replace my Etsy shop a little over a year ago. I managed to secure my domain name, I set up my new email address, I selected Shopify for my e-commerce solution, and I learned how to say "e-commerce solution" without feeling like I was playing dress-up in my mother's high heel shoes that were 4 sizes too big.
Then I went in to Shopify to start building my online store and discovered that it might as well have been written in Japanese for all the sense it made to me. I revisited Shopify several times over the next year with the same frustrated lack of results. During that time I somehow managed to accidentally migrate some of my product listings from Etsy to Shopify which was a good thing. But I couldn't figure out what to do with them once I got them there.
About a month ago, it finally clicked. I don't know what happened or why but for some reason when I logged in to my Shopify account it suddenly made sense. I still fumbled through some parts of it but within about a week I had an actual website!
I have no clue why it took so long for me to understand what to do and I also have no idea why it just suddenly made sense one day but it seems to have all worked out and for that I am grateful.
My website isn't slick or fancy and I really don't want it to be that way. I want it to load quickly on everyone's computer or mobile device, even those that should have been upgraded 5 years ago since that's the world I live in. I want minimal clutter, easy navigation and easy to read fonts. Basically I want this to be like a walk-in tub or the Jitterbug Phone of websites, ya feel me?
I hope you enjoy my new home on the web and please feel free to offer any helpful feedback you might have...and use a big font if you want me to actually read it.
found you! will be back for more, love A5 size
Yay, Shannon! I’m so happy for you! You have a wonderful way of communicating your love of creating beautiful things out of “stuff,” and helping others see that they, too, can discover their intuitive creativeness. You go, girl!
👍👍😊 Well done Shannon!! It looks great, I subscribed to ‘stay in the loop’ 👍 Haven’t received the usual email confirmation but maybe it doesn’t do that for your site. (just wanted to mention in case it was something you needed to know about) I LOVE how you’ve designed this, simple-clean-easy to navigate and load…. So many websites go way over the top with “shiny distractions” and I love the image of the little girl feet in her mommy’s high heels. A picture really is worth a 1,000 words! Congratulations on making this happen, it is a joy and delight to see how far you’ve come, to continue to support and cheer you on, and to eagerly see what’s next! YOU are one of my heroes 👏❤🎉
Yay! You’re up and running! Everything looks and works great.. Today I’m just here for the blogs. 😉