Diamonds may be forever, but websites are not. My dear little website for Broadway Books First Class, which I built from scratch in 2015, has run out of storage! The good folks at GoDaddy inform me that I'll need to choose a new design with updated features and security because they plan to "sunset" my current design. Nothing can migrate from old to new, so that means starting from scratch once again!
I don't hate the idea. The current website is very "content heavy" after seven years (as they pointed out in an accusatory tone that led me to believe I committed a shameful faux pas). It seems that I should see this as an opportunity to redesign the website so it is streamlined and easier to navigate.
I'm not sure exactly how, but I will simplify things. It will alleviate some self-induced pressure to update it after every guest artist visit. That was becoming tiresome. It's been a ton of work keeping up and I welcome the change.
Isn't it interesting timing? I was never one for New Year's resolutions, but I do see the changing of the calendar year to be a time of renewal. There must be something in the timing of this that is good for me in some way. At least, it is if I choose to see it as such.
So, I move forward with optimism and love. Happy New Year!