However, I just have to celebrate that this is real. My domain site is now here for me to fill with whatever I want. That's such an awesome feeling. What makes it more sweet is that I built it on my own! It can be done!
Now don't get me wrong, it's been a long time coming. It's been a learning experience that I'm sure many of us writers find somewhat intimidating. It goes back to how we are as writers. We love creating our characters yet we stumble at the door of showing the world who we are. I recommend asking some key questions I've learned from my career. Who are you? What if someone looked in a window of your life? What would that person see? What do you want them to see?
Take the time, even if you know you should have a website tonight, to make your site the first impression you want to emulate. Patience is worth it. As a writer, I read about literary agents recommending that we don't rush through the manuscript and send it off. Edit first. I recommend taking the same approach with your brand. Your site. Think about who you are, what you stand for, and who you want to be. It may take a bit longer but it will be worth it to think about how you want to be seen by anyone stumbling on your site.
Be yourself. Give. Share. Inspire. You never know what will happen if you don't open the door and see what is there.
Thanks to my Twitter friends. You've been such an inspiration!