It’s almost 2am I am feeling a little giddy with my middle of the night success. . I went to bed around 10:00pm and could not sleep. I do my best to stop working on my business on the weekends. I do my best to treat, “Art You Love” like a daily 3-5 hour daily shop. Last week it was taking up to 10 hours a day to find all the little nuances of making this website work the way I want it to work. In years past, as a Brand and Marketing Designer and Consultant I could pencil out what I wanted for my clients, design it all on paper then tell the web guy, “This is exactly what I want.” And he would do it. And it would cost ALOT of cash-o-lalala.
My clients new the cost for fame and fortune. I know the cost of fame and fortune. Tonight’s hair pulling, eyes blurry fame and fortune were finding that one click to remove a menu I had no idea existed. Tonight’s click was finding that one box to check. I could not sleep because I closed things up on Friday knowing there were problems to fix. I did not want to start my Monday with problems to fix. And here and now at this wee morning hour of Monday I found the boxes. I fixed it all. And I want to click a glass and celebrate with someone. Everyone is sleeping. I will just write about it here. Talk about it here.
What do people do who do not have the money or skill set to build and design a boutique website? I learned many years ago that I could better serve my clients if I learned how to build the website. I knew all the design skills. I learned the technical skills that helped me keep their information safe and accessible. There are many a nightmare stories where the web guy ran off and never gave clients access back into their websites for updated and changes.
Well here I am. Managing my own business website, pulling my hair out and finding GREAT success in two little clicks that forced me to go page to page find. I will crawl back in bed. Sleep hard and sleep well. No web guy to wait on. Just time and a few hours of lost sleep. Cheers to my middle of the night success.
The images shard in this post have nothing to do with the post. They have everything to do with being creative enough to think, at 2am, to insert some colors of interest to keep us all awake. Night Night With Love, Elizabeth Traub