The Calm Right Smack in the Middle of the Storm!

I put up a website for my not-so-secret other identity!

It took a while to get there, behind the scenes, for sure.

I just wanted there to be a place where I could redirect people to if they wanted to know more about the services I offer. 

I wasn’t even looking for anything fancy; a simple page that was more like a profile or a placeholder or whatever you call it.

I was having such problems with the complexity of the web design process (to those of you who helped with prior incarnations of the attempted website adventure–thank you! If you’re reading this, you know who you are!).

I didn’t want to go through WordPress for this, as it felt like overkill for the simple site I wanted, and I wasn’t looking at taking on another blog, and I just found using both Wix and Weebly to be a headache of a different flavour (yes, again, you think I would have learned from my first go-round with both platforms, but apparently not! Ha!).

And then an email from Mailchimp popped into my inbox when I was catching up on emails, telling me they were now offering website design through them.

What the heck, I said. And I gave it a try. 

It was exactly what I needed at this juncture, when I’m trying to bring in some $$$ as cheaply as possible (I chose the free version, of course) but it was perfect. I can go in and reedit it as I need to, I had just the stock photos I was looking for, and I could have the simple, basic, one-pager I needed, and I can upgrade when I get some income coming in and I continue to grow my preexisting business. 

I don’t get up to a lot of promo stuff on this blog (well, except for books and nonhuman animal- and environmental rights, that is!) but holy cow, I would completely recommend Mailchimp website feature!

I have been so stressed and overwhelmed and so oddly emotional and I just needed to have this free website process be easy and uncomplicated–a page I could just set it and leave it and I wouldn’t even have to maintain on a regular basis. And in this world where all this tech that should be making our lives easier instead feels like it makes our lives 100 percent more complicated, Mailchimp was like an oasis.

For real.

I can’t speak for the expanded and paid versions, but I feel that if my initial experience using Mailchimp’s free web design feature is anything to go by, Mailchimp is innovatingly mindful in this chaotic world.

Here’s the link to the simple website I did–please let me know what you think in the comments below!

(Honestly, though, I’m just so relieved to have it done, finally! It seems like a website would be such a small thing in the grand scheme of things, but it felt like a mountain-sized load!)

A big shout-out once again to Mailchimp!


48 thoughts on “The Calm Right Smack in the Middle of the Storm!

  1. Love the Mailchimp page…..MANY moons ago I used Mailchimp for my blog because one of the formats I could use was a “newspaper” type format and it was fun to design. This new page of yours is very well presented and says all the things I believe you wanted to say without TOO much info (you know what I mean). Bravo……….good luck.


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  2. STUNNING!!! Not only is it gorgeous, but the layout is so user-friendly and easy to navigate. Your copy is perfect. You know exactly what you have to offer. It’s WONDERFUL and I’m so happy you found an answer to your headache via MailChimp. I think they do a great job with helping non-techy folks like me create newsletters. Good to know if I ever wanted just a simpler site for whatever reason, they have that too…and in FREE options! Even better! Congrats on getting it set up. Here’s to you getting more business! WHOOP!

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  3. Looks awesome. Nice and clean. 💙

    I’m always willing to lend a hand if you decide to go WP for a self-hosted site. I’ve been playing with and breaking my sites since it was still in beta — no jockey, but I am always happy to lend a hand.


  4. Wow, your website looks amazing! It has a calming feel, looks professional, and explains your services well. I’m impressed! I hope this new site helps you with expanding your business. Continue reaching for your goals, my friend!

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    1. Thank you for the thoughtful feedback! (The layout was Mailchimp’s–it’s pretty great, isn’t it? All I had to do was pop in the text and pick photos from their stock.) And, I hope so…but I’m not resting on my laurels….gotta drive traffic there! Ha!

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    1. Aw, well, Wix has its perks, and paying someone to set up a website for you is just as headache-free, if not more so! I’m planning on paying someone if and when my full-length book is published. But thank you! I’m glad the website looks good! Ha!

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