The launching of my new site, www.IfTheDevilHadMenopause.com, took a great deal of time and hard work…it was worth it and I am ecstatic with the results.
I would like to give a shout out to my dynamic team, consisting of my expert and fearless leader, Kit Latham and his amazing co-pilot, Jessica Thomson. Kit’s technological expertise far exceeds my comprehension… an analogy is when I talk football with David and he glazes over.
Kit would provide detailed explanations of his maneuvers and thankfully Jessica would serve as my interpreter and translate into layman speak. They set up a cutting edge site, increased my profile and were able to trouble shoot all my issues.
When I hired Kit, I naively assumed that I would be the creative partner and keep on keeping on…wrong. When he explained that the process of publishing on the new site was more complex and started in on the “back end” (I am so out of touch that I immediately thought he was being suggestive), Jetpack, WPZOOM, widgets and sliders (at first, I got excited, thinking food) I started to sweat and have sleepless nights as we approached November 11th, the launch date of my devilishly exciting new site.
I would wake in the middle of the night, troubled and drenched. Now, we know that is not unusual, but this time around I would wake to visions of the devil prodding me towards a large, looming computer, demanding that I master the universe with it or perish in hell.
My interpretation was that the mission was too daunting and overwhelming and there was no way in hell that I could conquer the beast, namely, the new and improved, IfTheDevilHadMenopause.com website. I kept flashing back to geometry class and reliving my failures.
To be honest, I just did not know where or how to start. The learning curve was steep and the window of opportunity narrow.
But, being a never say die type of Menopausal super hero, I strapped on my big girl pants and dove into an ocean of massive information. I took a deep breath, wrote copious notes and through endless hours of trial and error, lengthy conference calls with Commander Computer Kit and beyond helpful guidance from Jessica, who broke down the x’s and o’s, I arrived victorious and able to speak a new language.
When I pressed “Publish” at the crack of dawn on Monday morning, I breathed a sigh of relief and registered a personal victory. I had gone from a cute, free blog and graduated in less than 5 months to prime time. I hung up my super hero Menopause cape and declared, “Anything is possible!”
Thanks to my incredible team…without your help and constant support I would still be floating balloons on the WordPress site….David and Courtny, there would be no Devil without you. Kit and Jessica, IfTheDevilHadMenopause would be fermenting in the bowels of hell without your expert technical know how, sage guidance and advise. I love you all, man!