Domains, Blames And Autoresponders
I would say that I have been through all of the facial expressions that are depicted on the eggs you can see in the cover image. As for domains, blames and autoresponders, let's see which ones they produced.
'Domains' is easy, most definitely the one on the far right. It's actually tied in nicely with 'blames' and with tongue firmly in cheek (and winking emoji) I lay the blame at Jeff's (@JeffreyBrown) feet.
After reading 'Domain Valuation Comparisons & More information' I couldn't help but have a wee wander down that particular rabbit hole.
In all fairness, I was already in the throws of transferring a couple of domains I had purchased a short while back but this article pushed me off the cliff.
Needless to say I have since bought two more domains to add to the ever-growing list.
The only reason I bought two was because I couldn't make my mind up which one to use. I had to choose between 'academy' or 'courses', with a suitable prefix, of course.
I have gone for 'academy' as that allows for more scope when adding content. That said, having a slightly 'addictive personality' I was lucky to only come away with two, though I might have to go back and grab another.
Why another ? Well, unbeknownst to me, one of my recent 'freebies' is a plugin that creates a 'selling' site. I had no idea that's what it was when I downloaded it. It's kind of on it's head, if you think about it, as it's normally, website then add plugin, not the other way round.
As for autoresponders, let's see now. I spent an inordinate amount of time reading various blogs, for other members experiences, followed by having a free trial of one particular software, to then actually buying a little known 'cloud based' program.(one off fee, rather than mobthly subscription)
That was about a month ago and it was only in the last two weeks that I finally got round to setting it up, except that I couldn't. When I clicked on the link that should have taken me to the login page, I was greeted with 'Page expired due to inactivity'. Sigh, really ?
Since then, I have submitted three 'support tickets' and have had no replies, not even an acknowledgment. Most disconcerting, it looks like I will have to try through other channels.
Back to 'domains'. This morning, I was tasked with the job of setting up two new sites, or at least doing the basics. Back to the training, as it's been a while. (One of the very cool features of WA, having fingertip access to a huge knowledge base right here.)
As one of the domains was registered and activated last year, I think it's on the older servers and also has the EWWW image optimiser plugin installed. A quick note to 'Site Support' can rectify that but it did give me the opportunity to have a look at what's popular now, when it comes to image optimisation plugins.
Due to the nature of the website, the need to have the biggest and baddest plugin isn't necessary, it will be mainly text but it still pays to have something decent. 'Imagify' is looking pretty promising, at the moment. Still, jobs for another day.
As I mentioned to Keisha (@keishalina9) recently, in a 'comment thread' conversation, I have found it quite difficult not to write here every day, as I enjoy it so much. It has also become a habit. (I have written some content though, it was too much not to write at all)
Up until the end of last week, I had been writing something here every day since the beginning of the year or thereabouts. The first day I didn't, it really threw me.
For those of you who are in two minds about writing, maybe due of a lack of confidence or because you don't think you can write very well, I urge you to try.
The WA community is one of the best audiences you will find to write for and your efforts will be rewarded with complete encouragement and thanks.
Remember, the more you do it, the easier it becomes and the better you get. If you need proof, then check out my very first post here at WA, written back in January 2019.
Right then, I need to do a supermarket dash, followed by more of the above, plus a little bit of beyond.
Have a splendiferous weekend.