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My website is a shell and I feel overwhelmed!

Maybe you’re just starting a new site like I am. Perhaps, you know the feeling of having a general idea of what you want to say, but you haven’t actually translated any of that from your head into HTML to be rendered by a browser. Maybe you haven’t even gotten that far yet. Whatever the case may be, I’m glad you’re here. I’m glad you’ve stumbled upon this little endeavor of mine. I guess I’ll start with a bit about me. I’m married and have two boys. Our family lives in the Eastern part of Texas. We moved here to be close to my mom and dad when they bought a large farm in this area. I’ve lived in Texas most of my life, and my wife has never lived anywhere but Texas. Both of my boys were born here. We love this state, and we’re committed to the folks who we call our neighbors. We can absolutely still do work for you if you happen to reside elsewhere, but sometimes (even when it comes to web work), it’s just better to have a real face-to-face meeting. So, that’s where the East Texas part of the name comes from.

Let’s get back to this feeling of overall impending dread and general lack of content for your website (in this case, my website…). Right now, my website is a shell. It’s a very basic template, and this blog post started it’s life as the “Hello World!” default WordPress post. I’m trying to start a business here, and I have no content! I’ve got so many details that need to be added. I feel… overwhelmed. Not to worry though. I’ve been doing this since 2006, so this year will mark 17 years of starting with a blank canvas of a website, painting it with my style, and filling it with my content and messaging. I think we’ll be ok. As I write this, I am actually posting this content to a local database, and the WordPress editor is being served by a local Apache web server. This is all happening on my laptop – not on a remote server with my eventual domain pointing at it. We’ll get there, probably some time after I get home from my long overdue fishing trip. And I’ll be blogging the rest of the process as I go.

What about you, though? Are you overwhelmed with your web project? Maybe you could use a little help. Contact us! We’ll be glad to lend a hand!