In the blog post “Which On-Line Platform is Right”, I described how I came to the decision to create by my website; then the fun began. I started surfing the internet to learn what needed to done to get a site up and running.
Once again, I will refer you Staci Ann Lowry’s Blog, “2 Days (or less) to your own website” for setting up our website. Another good blog to guide you thru the process is Thriftzizel.com. The basic steps are
- Buy your domain name
- Set up hosting
- Install the software
By following the steps presented in these blogs, you will be able to get a basic website up and running in two days. I say two days because there is at least 24hr time lag for system setup, communication, and configuration between the domain and hosting company. I followed Staci’s model and used Go Daddy for the domain name, Host Gator for the hosting, and WordPress for the software.
Instead of using a free WordPress template for site the layout, I chose Thesis Theme by DIYThemes. Genesis Theme by StudioPress another popular theme reviewed on the internet. Both have plenty of followers and detractors, which means there is no right answer.
This easy part done . . . . . now I need some interesting content to display.