Day 4 - My first website is created. Hurray!
My rank: 185,292. Unfortunately, I did not record my first rank, but it was somewhere in the 200,000s.
The day began with a useful and encouraging exercise which was to complete my first-ever website.
I put my limited liability company (NextGen Computer Technologies) online, something I’ve been intending to do for literally, years. It is my main company, and the one through which I’ve been working as a contract software engineer since 2011.
I registered the domain on Namecheap.com and, by following the easy-to-understand instructions, successfully registered it with the WA DNS servers. This was something I didn’t know how to do as late as this morning, so well done to WA for making it easy for a rank newbie like me to achieve something as technical as that so easily!
Later on in the day, I published my first post into my WA blog. Unexpectedly, almost immediately, people took umbrage with what I had written, because they hadn’t properly read nor understood what I had written.
I know already from my interactions with many people across email and various social media that miscommunication is a big problem, but it is hard to fix an issue when one is not himself its cause. It seems that people simply do not take the time nor make the effort to understand fully what they’re reading. Possibly, because I write professionally, or because I’m built that way (and hopefully, which is what will make me a great proofreader) I automatically attempt to understand what an author is really saying.
Anyway… my website looks grotty just now, but I’m sure that WA will guide me in making it more attractive, so I am looking forward to the coming journey.
As someone commented in an earlier blog of mine, these early days in WA are exciting!
Good luck to me, good luck to you, good luck to all of us—have a nice day