|I'm sorry. Not even Danica Patrick in a string bikini can save my opinion on this website. Maybe if she lost the bikini....|
I woke up Thursday morning feeling inspired. I have a little money chilling in paypal, and it's burning a hole in my virtual pocket. It's not enough to buy anything decent (it's under $20), but it's enough to buy a domain for my blog.
Yes, Pinocchio is trying to turn into a real boy. I want a real website!
I pick out a name I like, and buy the domain. I fill out all the forms, pay via paypal, and *ding* I have a website address!
I configure all the settings from blogger to my new site, do all the DNS data to get it to switch over, and test it a few times. It's workin nice...
My good mood turns into a great mood. I start designing things with the new website address on it. Cards to leave around internet cafe's? I've seen in done before, but the 'wtfamidoing' tag seemed too long.
Not any more.
|Get it? Idaho's a red state! Hahahaha!!|
My marketing brain starts to tick. I've been doing marketing for 6 years in a previous life, so I start thinking about how to get my blog's website better known.
But eh, it's time to go to work. Oh yeah, I have a day job. Dammit. Granted, I like this job, but there are just some days where a 9-5 doesn't thrill you (mainly the days that end in a 'y').
This week has been, well, unique. I'm only 3 weeks (ish) old at this place, and my boss is out of town on personal business. She's available by cell/email, but not in the office, not answering the phone, and not helping walk-in people. The other girl in the department has been off because of a surgery. That leaves me, the newbie, alone to handle everything on my own.
Oh yeah, add a few interns and a student worker into the mix. One intern is badass, and knows how to keep herself busy. She sees what needs to be done, and does it. The others, not so much. Handholding is a term I debate using, because even that seems a little understated at times.
So I'm going solo in the office scheme. But wait! Today I'm not in the office for the afternoon! I get to drive 30 miles to the BYU campus, and fish for more interns for the next semester.
(BYU-rant blogpost coming soon. There's just too much to share, and I've only been there twice.)
Back to the main story. I'm on campus, where cell reception is nil, and all the 'pop' machines (not soda. pop. ugh.) have no caffeine. Better still, they don't take money. There are little slots for "Mormon Mastercards" but not cash. Grrrr.
My good mood is fading.
IT'S MEET THE STUDENTS TIME!! yaay...
Most of them were cool kids. Upbeat, sharp, and friendly. There were one or two who asked me what Ward I belong to (slang for church) and then gave me dirty looks for not being a part of the cool-kids-club.
Mood levels fading even more.
My phone buzzes.
Come to tell me that things are going smoothly?
NO! OF COURSE NOT!
"We don't like the data you gave us, so we're freezing your account. Your website is now locked, and we're refunding your money."
Little did I know that my blog was still redirecting to the now-frozen site. It was essentially dead for the majority of the day.
|Granted, I was on my blackberry, but you get the idea.|
Thanks godaddy. I have 45 pageviews today (Thursday) instead of my normal count in the 200's. My viral versus viral contest is borked now, since people can't vote on a site that's dead. I make $10-20 a day on ad revenue, and today it's only 10 cents.
Grrrr. I need a drink. And bewbs. And a bj or something. Or maybe another domain host. iPage, here I come!