If I could start this course, and this website over again, there are a few things I would do differently. Read the rest of this entry »


As may be evident from several of my previous posts, I had a bit of trouble with wordpress before I made the move to self-hosting. 

It’s not wordpress that made me so frustrated, it was just the basic level of wordpress. Selfhosting on wordpress is great, and here is why. Read the rest of this entry »

There are always blue skies after a rainstorm, so they say. And my experience with trying to make a mountain out of a wordpress molehill is no different. 

Let me start from the beginning. There once was a young, innocent and naive girl named Ciara, who embarked on an epic journey that we will call, “advanced editing for digital media.” She was very excited about this journey, as she knew it would be a learning and growing experience for her. Read the rest of this entry »

After a mountain of battles with wordpress, discovering the ins and outs of themes, widgets, plug ins and everything in between, the self hosting idea has become more and more alluring. The majority of our time as ‘bloggers’ has been spent tirelessly and fruitlessly trying to find a theme that can accommodate our website needs. The battle between what is free and what is best has been niggling from the start. However, it is make or break, our prototype is about to go live in 1 week. Big moments require big decisions. Lets do this godaddy.com. Read the rest of this entry »

I came across this commercial today while I was being extremely productive and watching tv. Perfect addition to the website. It is an extremely moving commercial for Earth Choice cleaning supplies, which really hits hard and pulls on the emotional strings. Effective and creative. Read the rest of this entry »

Some themes emerged from my last post, and it seems like a good idea to group the ‘tips’ as they are released weekly. Here are some themes that I see so far. Please feel free to comment with anything else that you have heard or seen on the topic. Read the rest of this entry »

Ive started a little bit of research four our sustainability website, which finally has a name! “Green your bean. The abc’s of going green.” The idea is for the site to be a very simple, beginners site to what it means to go green. In other words, you can find ways to reduce your energy use, definitions of environmental jargon, links to other websites in the biz, and articles on news, events and happenings in sustaining the world. Read the rest of this entry »

As a newb to the blogging world, the big decision on whether to use WordPress as a starting point for a website is befuddling to say the least. So I’ve done a little rummaging around to see what all the hype is about. Here is what I’ve found so far. Read the rest of this entry »

While researching my idea for a website, which is pretty awesome if I do say so :), I came across some pretty great sites that if anyone is interested in sustainability, going green, carbon footprints…etc…, then you should have a look. Read the rest of this entry »

When starting up a new website, what are some of the most important things to think about?

Here is the top 5 list according to Ciara*:

  1. First and foremost, how the heck do you create a website? Since my knowledge about this is just a baby seedling at this point, I wont delve too deep into this one.  I have limited experience in WordPress, and have only just dabbled in the very basics of Dreamweaver, so for now, this will have ‘to be continued…’ Read the rest of this entry »