I know all about Wordpress. I’m in at least one Wordpress site once a day. I know my way around, but I wanted MY personal website to be a Squarespace site
. The end. Let’s not get into a discussion about this, and I don’t want to justify it. I wanted a Squarespace site. That is all.
I’ve had a Squarespace account since 2012! And I hadn’t done anything with it!!!! In fact, I’m still grandfathered into the Squarespace 5 billing account! (This will only shock you if you use Squarespace)
I gave myself deadlines for every part of the site. I drew what I wanted and how it would all flow in a notebook (wireframing analog style).
I started work on my site in mid-March.
Most of my time was getting to learn all about Squarespace 7, including all the functionality and how all the pieces were going to fit.
The next thing that took quite a long time was the copy. I wrote it all in Bear and tagged it accordingly, so once I was ready, all I had to do was copy to Markdown and paste into the site, and everything was beautifully formatted 😙
Finally, I hooked up the commerce portion of the Squarespace site, which I’ve never used and wow, impressive. There are somethings that I think are a bit weird, but HEY my attitude for this was ‘it’s good enough! And I’m NOT getting caught up on the little things - at all.’
And BOOM I had a fully functional website I could send people to!
Finally, right after my chat with Natalie, I had to see the process of what E-League was going to be, plus what it would take from concept to marketing, to onboarding, to payments to follow—up, and finally to the work.
This happened before I begun my website overhaul as well.