“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ~ Plato (428 BC – 348 BC)
Sometimes (well maybe more than sometimes) my blog posts are a way for me to think aloud. Despite what you might think or might have heard, my brain is busy with lots of thoughts, all the time. Combine that with the tendency to be very hard on myself and things can get mentally stressful at times. Nobody second-guesses me more than I do. I’ve had years of experience.
If you take the aforementioned situation and add a competitive spirit that pushes me constantly, you have a person that is driven. In a lot of ways, being driven is a positive. It is who I am, how I am wired.
That brings me to one of the questions on my mind lately. In making the transition from intense hobby photographer to professional photographer, I am trying to cover all of the angles to give myself the best chance for success. The previous post (“as tall as cliffs“) was about domain names and search engine optimization. This is about site design and hosting services. For me, it’s a given that you invest wisely to give yourself a chance to succeed. Don’t scrimp on essential tools but don’t just throw money around. Yeah, I know, that is pretty much common sense. In any case, it has me assessing my current website and hosting service. Good website design is essential and a professional look is a must. Reliability is also a given. At this point, I am seriously trying to decide what to do with my photography site (Gerry Daniel Photography). If anyone has ideas or suggestions, I am looking to make sure that part of my business is solid. The domain name is mine and I can move it to any hosting service, it isn’t connected to my current hosting service.
Disclaimer: This is in no way intended to imply that my current hosting service is not a good option.
Sometimes it helps me to think aloud. I have a feeling I am not the only one wondering about their site and hosting service.
The song for this post is “The Littlest Birds” from the album titled “Blue Horse” by the Be Good Tanyas. I love their music, their harmonies, and this song makes me smile.