Here's to Your Success in the Do-it-Yourself Website Building Quest!
They call me coach, and I've got your back with "directed DIY."
I was an early adopter of the DIY/consumer website-building platform opportunity and a local trend setter in guiding others through the maze of the awesome, but often intimidating, process to success. The articles in this section are based on years of experience in the realm, as well as excerpts or topics covered more in-depth in my "Design, Build and Manage Your Own Website" workshops and "DIY Website Essentials" presentations (first made public in early 2012). In Hampton Roads, including through a local chapter of a national organization, others have been coached or "inspired" to mimic -- or dare I say, copy -- this highly relevant, niche-filling model that I have developed. Don't fall for their hype and "guru" facades; anyone else is an imposter! ;)
- DIY Website Essentials (article): My take, as an early adopter and trend setter in guiding others through the maze of the DIY/consumer website-building trend, on some of the essentials to understand when considering this fabulous, affordable option.
- DIY Website Building Blog: Some of my inaugural posts on the topic, dating back to early 2012 and still relevant.
- Selecting the Right Domain for Your Business: An interview/article I contributed to Domain Name Advice.
- A Virtual Press Room Makes a Real Difference (article relocated to NoraFirestone.com): How can a virtual Press Room help your business? Designing a pressroom- or newsroom-style section for your website can attract journalists looking for sources of your expertise, will help members of the media to publicize your news, and can help drive consumer traffic to your website. This article covers the importance of having a good Web-based Press Room, the elements of good pressroom design and how to implement it to help journalists help you.