Well, I haven’t been blogging as much as I hoped lately – mostly because I’ve been working on Kim’s dress. After a wonderful preliminary fitting, I made up the garment, only to find out that there were several changes she wanted to make. This necessitated playing with a muslin some more so I’ve made a new muslin of the bodice/sleeve/collar and am set to meet with her tonight for another fitting.
Another thing I’ve been working on is my website/domain name. I already own the domain name “http://www.jaimejohnson.com/“, however, I was having trouble pointing that domain to a site I had set up through http://www.weebly.com/. Since it was a free site, I wasn’t able to get very good help or a remedy to my problem. So, I went looking for inexpensive hosting. I had paid for hosting last year, but after doing my business taxes, I realized it probably wasn’t the best use of my money. However, I was made aware of a very reasonable hosting site, http://www.zipa.com/, where I have opened an account and re-established my website.
However, I am also learning away to use WordPress.org to create websites at work. Once I figure that out, I think I may switch over since I can have my website and blog all in one place. After Kim’s dress and one other I’ve already committed to, I am going to set aside custom work for a bit and give my sewing energy to my Etsy store. Being that my business will primarily be on the web, I want to have a more professional web presence. I think switching to WordPress will help me do that.
What about you? Do you have a blog, website, third-party online store or some combination? Where have you found to host your sites and what do you use to build your webpages?