Thinking through and writing about issues that rouse
I don't remember how Weebly came into my life. Whatever they did to promote themselves worked to get me to try them. Most website companies draw you into their web based on their "free" offerings. I have to admit, I didn't do much comparisons of other companies. I jumped in and hoped that they were as easy as they said they were.
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All it really took, was to follow directions. There are tutorials that helped me to set up the shell. I really liked their site planner, which took you through logical steps of creating a website.
I did come across a couple of things that I didn't understand. When I couldn't find the answer in the FAQs, I sent in a support request and got an answer the next day. I am hoping that will be the case as I encounter other bumps in the road.
I really like that as you are creating the pieces, it is all being saved automatically. For example, I didn't save this piece and wanted to look at something on the site, so I left for a minute without saving. When I came back, it was still there! That is a great feature if you have ever worked on something and then lost it by mistaken key strokes.
I found the process to be creative. As you go through their templates, you are defining what you want to present to the world. Choosing themes, layouts, and fonts may seem like work, but it is creative. I never see anything creative as tedious. Anything creative is life-affirming.
Diane Aoki is a writer who explores other modes of creativity as her intuition leads her.