Life is comprised of beginnings and endings.
This week, I am embarking on a new beginning by retiring my old dance web site and welcoming my new, updated site.
Web sites become stale with age. People get the same way if they do not continue to reinvent themselves, either through a new pursuit, new wardrobe or hair, new hobby etc. Life changes and we change with it. At least, we should. Move on or be left behind!
My old web site served its purpose of promoting Nailah and securing her interesting dance opportunities and students. It was built by me using Apple's now extinct web design program, I-Web. When I-Web was discontinued, I felt abandoned. It was the one time I was actually angry at an Apple product. I sought outside advice and saw how much web designers charged for even the most basic site. Frustration set in.
Friends suggested free web design sites and Weebly was mentioned as being the most user-friendly. Not being a techno-geek, I liked the term. Thus, I set out to create my own web site. Lo and behold, it was easier than I had expected. Actually, it was far easier to use than I-Web. Over the course of an entire day (while a blizzard howled outside), I sat snug at the computer downloading photographs, writing text and creating a web site. After a full seven hours, without a break for e-mail of even Facebook, mu site was complete.
To say how thrilled I am is mild. Sure, my site isn't fancy with gimmicks like fades, animation or music. It doesn't feature me popping out of a genie bottle like my original site but it's neat, professional, easy to navigate and represents me. Eventually, I will tweak it and add some dance video but, for know, I'm pleased.
What I like best is that I'm in control and How I can manage it on my own.
After all, my motto has always been, "If it's to be, it's up to me" and I live it.
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Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to my world of Middle Eastern belly dance! it is a mystical place where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary. Magic happens. Like the exotic tales of Scheherazade, Nailah has her won insights and adventures to share.