Saturday, 7 January 2012

Wind and Webs

Well if you've been around in the UK during the last few weeks you'll have noticed the wind.  "Wind eternal and ever lasting Wind."  I never thought it would stop.  Some nights it's kept me awake - I'm a natural born worrier.  Amongst other things I was most worried about the trees we are surrounded by falling on us, or on the house, or on the electricity cables.

Post biggest storm we went out to survey the damage.  Preseli Mags mentioned on her blog how their trampoline blew away.  It prompted me to check ours - which is out of sight of the house.  Thankfully one benefit of having the trampoline sited on a near 45 degree slope is that the legs are buried in the ground one side and staked down at the other.  It's going nowhere.  We did have a casualty though.  The greenhouse lost two panes of glass.


I have also been working hard promoting a new side-line for our business.  Diversity is the key in these hard economic times.   I have occasionally created websites... but now I'd like to focus on this area a little more so we have branched out into hosting them too.  A sister site to run alongside our main business website was in order, specifically promoting design and hosting.  Creating this new site has been another learning curve for me - as this is the first time I've used Joomla.  Joomla is a CMS (Case Management System), where the web designer designs the look and feel of the site, but the client can create, edit and manage the content.  I've always liked a challenge.  I'm most definitely not clever... but I positively enjoy the learning process and the satisfaction of problem solving is really rewarding.  Our new site is still yet in development - but hopefully it's shaping up nicely. 

Apologies for this shameful plug little bit of self promotion. I don't know what's come over me!

  

5 comments:

Midlife Singlemum said...

There's no shame in self-promotion. It's a necessity and anyone with a business who doesn't promote themselves isn't going to do bery well. I looked at the new website - very impressive. Good luck with it and carry on promoting it at every opportunity!

Rob-bear said...

Wasn't it Shakespeare who wrote, "Blow, blow thou winter wind"? May you recover spectacularly from the two-paned (or is it too-pained?) misadventure. At least you haven't blown away, which is very good!

Chris Stovell said...

Good for you! Plug away - you're a good guy and will never turn into one of the shameless self-promoters flogging their wares relentlessly on Twitter!

Preseli Mags said...

We were a little too complacent that the overgrown lawn would hold the trampoline down up here! Good luck with the new business side-line and of course you're allowed to plug it on your own blog!

Lins' lleisio said...

Thank you all, working for yourself is exhilarating but nerve wracking all at the same time.
Midlife Singlemum - thank you for your kind words. Rob-bear - luckily we found the two panes strewn across the lawn in various places. All in one piece though as toughened glass. Chris - I hope not... I hate the hard sell when I'm on the other end of it. Mags - we can venture forth anew together – good luck to you too in yours.

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