Howdy folks,

Believe it or not I started working on this website since February, and as you can see, it’s still plenty plain.

There isn’t a lot of content on it, and instead of adding anything, I kept arguing with myself about how I want to make it look. Most of my HTML knowledge went out the door, and it seems like a use it or lose it scenario – I guess I lost it. So I’m relearning as I go, but in the meantime I want to thank WordPress for existing. (Ha.) They really do a great job to help make it easy for you.

Since it has been months, I finally decided to say forget it, and to start just throwing stuff onto it and maybe the rest will come to mind as it grows. Hopefully somehow along the way, the content on here will help you down the road. Basically my posts will mainly be about what I’ve learned in whatever project I am working on. I’ll tag each project somehow so if I post about one or another, you’ll be able to check it out in order.

I guess the first post is going to be long, so I’ll summarize what I learned in the last few months, at least in regards to the website:

WordPress is fantastic. It’s an easy to use tool and there are endless videos on youtube that teaching you everything you need to know. If you’re thinking about starting your own thing, might be a way to go.

A friend of my who does photography recently had credit stolen for her work. She started watermarking them, and I think for the most part, I’m going to do the same. I learned how to do watermarks without taking away from the image itself, such as a text line or similar. You can check out my first simple text watermark at “My Purpose” page, which has a collage from when I was backpacking in Japan. I’ll probably do better once I figure out how I want my watermarks to be. (Ugh, another decision to make.)

Making time for your goals are important. My goal was to build on this website but I never made dedicated time to do so like I did tonight. If it’s important, don’t dawdle and get going. As far as we know, we only live once. Might as well make every second count.

Hopefully I did not completely bore you. That isn’t exactly all I’ve learned, but I’m trying to find out how much is too much. Feel free to give me your feedback and let me know!

Until next time, party on.