Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I Was NOT Trained For This

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be a small, very small, tiny, miniscule business owner. That is what I am after all. I have a business. I am a photographer.

I take photos and people pay me to do that.

How the HECK did I end up here, doing this? You know, that might be a blog post all it’s own. And I will explore that thought…….later.

Now back to the rant.

And so, when you have a business, however small minute that business is, you need a website. Some place to hang your hat and say,

LOOK what I can do!!! Look what I can do for YOU!!!!

Can you guess what I have been doing today?

Can you?

If you were sitting next to me at this moment….


You might be hiding with Maxwell. It has been that kind of day.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have a brain that is stuffed to overflowing with knowledge.

Have a yen to know what Rhabdomyosarcoma is? I have the answer to that!

If you need to know the names of the Japanese aircraft carriers sunk at the Battle of Midway I am your girl.

If you need to know the names of the Kings and Queens of England from George I onwards, I have you covered.

If you need to organized your house, bake some bread, make jam and knit socks all at the same time I am the person to call.

If you need photography skills I will be right over with my trusty camera bag.

But I am not skilled woefully inadequate in the category of designing a website.

Woefully. Inadequate.

Lordy why can’t putting together a website be like photographing a wedding. I would just tell all the parts to go here and go there and do this and do that, shut up and look good. And then everything would be fine.

I don’t REALLY tell people to shut up when I am going wedding photography. People don’t smile when you say that.

Unfortunately that isn’t the way that it works here at Chez Knit. I cannot bend the website gods to my will just by saying something. And before you say anything, yes I KNOW that HHBL is a software guy and could be helpful. And yes I KNOW that TSiL is a Graphic Designer and is infinitely better suited for this work. And actually knows what he is doing FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY!

And of course there is the little fact that on Sunday evening I pulled the switch on using a new host provider for the website. And that means that the old website, rudimentary as it was, has to be re-done.

But in the immortal words of Cartoon Girl


I hatehatehatehatehatehatehate not knowing how to do something that I feel I should be able to do. How hard can this be for the LOVE of Peter, Paul and Mary? Famous last words.

And when this mediocre and mundane fabulous website is finally at a place where I can actually show it to you then I will.

And hopefully that happens before I throw up my hands in creative disgust and go have a cookie. Or a beer.


Help me…or shoot me….or something.

Wow, aren’t you glad you stopped by today.


  1. or maybe the cookie AND the beer. I know exactly what you mean. I set up several rudimentary websites back in the day when ANY website was a cool website and you didn't have to be fancy. Now half of my thesis project is to create a page of (mostly text) content for a larger website. Other people are doing the larger website, and it. is. killing. me. I want to be able to do the whole thing, and I KNOW I could, if I had the time to sit down and figure it out. but that's the key-- if I'm going to get my thesis done this semester, I don't have the time. Not even close. grrrr. Cookies and beer, coming right up.

    1. I knew I liked you! Cookies AND beer may be just what the internet doctor ordered. And I will master this whole website thing because I just cannot live without the knowledge. And I hate feeling inadequate. Which, come to think of it, has been a problem all my life. I HATE feeling inadequate.

  2. Um, you know, we do web sites. Just saying.

  3. No doubt here that you will be successful. Delegation is part of success, don't you think...?


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