THE HURRIER I GO . . .
by Norma Thomas on 06/06/16
Maybe you've heard that expression: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." It seems more applicable as of late. The "day job" is a blessing, of course, but it represents 9 to 10 hours of NOT working on the website. Of course, it also represents the ability to continue paying to have the website -- you'll note I'm not wall-to-wall advertisements. A website of this size and scope takes a bit of a bite -- but it's important to me and, I hope, to some of you. Then there's all the other aspects of things I need to do -- things that also keep me from working on the website. And, naturally, there's life. The family has experienced some heart-breaking losses in the last few years. My Dad passed in 2014; my Uncle Floyd passed this year. But we all reach that age where loss pays the occasional visit to our lives.
I still have a few pages that I need to re-format using Google Chrome -- predominantly, the pages on Record-Keeping and Labeling. I'll be working on that this week. Then, there's the e-commerce store that helped a little in defraying the cost of the website. The hosting server changed e-commerce providers, so the store will have to be completely re-formatted as well. I really want to make those tutorials available to you again.
Then, there are the sweet comments and the inquiries I receive from you, the visitors to the website. I got partially caught up on that correspondence over the weekend, but there are still others to whom I need to reply. As it pertains to the website, I think THAT is going to be the new priority -- responding to you. After all, you, the soap-makers and the soap-curious, are the reason for the website. I apologize, sincerely, for letting the day-to-day get the better of me. I'm going to do better. The work and time already invested in the site deserves better, but (more importantly) you deserve better.
Thank you for sticking around -- thank you for your continued visits.
Norma W. Thomas