Technically Fixed

Amy W by Amy

Starting out in anything has its kinks and hiccups, but if you believe in what you’re doing enough you can find your way through them. The technical problems we experienced in the beginning with paypal and the mobile view of the site not working were just enough to send us to temporarily close down. We would fix them, but before coming back we wanted to be make sure we had some added security. We wanted to use the time away to make things even better.

I didn’t know the first thing about building a website when this adventure started earlier this year. In fact, when I read a message that used the acronym TBH I had to google it. After learning it meant to be honest, I felt like a fool because I’m sure there are plenty of first graders out there that know that one. But that is where I was experience-wise so you could see why I’d seek help.

It wasn’t hard to find help, but when days turned into weeks I learned help wasn’t a verb. I waited and thought I was exercising patience. Other times I worried I was exerting too much faith that people did what they said, especially when the promise of payment was attached. Eventually I got it, help was sometimes something you had to do yourself.

So I began doing what I thought was the impossible. I turned to common sense and found it an invaluable gauge, particularly when mustering the guts to hit the delete key. My biggest assets were the geniuses hidden in forums. While time consuming to read through all the posts, eventually I would strike a solution.

Once done everything seemed to be working okay. Big sigh of relief. Now it was time to overcome one more thing, the worry obstacle. What if we go down again? What if the site runs slow? What if something doesn’t work? What if… insert a million things. I have yet to hurdle that one, but maybe the first attempt is by posting this.

So here we are again after being quiet for over a month. In cyberspace, that time away usually equals everyone forgetting about you. I’m hoping to remind you of our existence and the dream we are pursuing. To ask for your patience if things don’t run as smoothly as the big guy’s website because TBH they’ve got a staff of people who specialize in technically everything. We’ve got me, but for now that it enough because ADI – Amy Did It!

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