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The Journey of Building My Website: Challenges, Wins, and Lessons Learned

Introduction


Universe

Hey there, fellow tech lovers and future website wizards! So, I've got a bit of a story to share with you all. As someone who's pretty comfortable with technology, diving into the world of website building was a bit like stepping into a new universe for me. Today, I'm excited to take you along on my wild ride – from the bumps in the road to the moments of victory and everything in between.


Challenges Faced


Ice cream flavours

Picking a new platform for my website building journey was a bit like choosing a flavour at an ice cream shop – exciting but also a little overwhelming. While I dodged the coding bullet, getting the hang of the website builders was like learning a whole new dance routine. Making my site look just right on 4 different screens? Let's just say it involved a bit of trial and error. Oh, and don't even get me started on crafting content and tackling the mysteries of SEO – let's just say I've become a bit of a search engine whisperer along the way.


Wins and Milestones


Warm hug

Launching my website was like sending my baby off to their first day of school – a mix of nerves and excitement. Hearing positive feedback from friends, family, and fellow entrepreneurs was like a big warm hug. And when I saw that spike in website traffic from all corners of the globe? Talk about a proud moment!


Lessons Learned


Learning

So, what did I learn from all of this? Well, for starters, patience and persistence became my best friends. Embracing the learning curve and reaching out for help when I needed it made all the difference. And let's not forget the importance of being adaptable and always staying curious – there's a whole world of website-building tools out there just waiting to be discovered.


Conclusion


Celebrating victory

So, to all my fellow aspiring entrepreneurs and website warriors, here's to embracing the website building journey and celebrating every little victory along the way. Thanks for joining me on this wild ride, and I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories in the comments below. Remember, we're all in this together!


Massive thanks goes to:


Caeleigh at Hugs of Argyll for keeping me sane.

Janet at Pure West Media for sorting out my terribly pixilated headshot.

Business Gateway Scotland for helping me with everything from setting up a business, completing my accounts, to marketing and lots, lots more. I literally could not have done it without them.

HubSpot Academy for teaching me the intricacies of SEO


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