Here's what I did, to begin to make this website happen.
Web Hosting and Website Builders
I've decided to go with Weebly. It's free, but with a small fee, you can have your own domain name. It's as easy to use as blogger, and creates a professional look. It provides good hosting with email support should problems arise. It seems great for what I want to do.
Choose Layout and then a Theme
I chose a lavender background that will have pictures on the side. I wanted the website to showcase things around New Hampshire as a theme.
This is what scared me the most. It turned out to be fun. Creating digital art was easy peasy, and you can do it too. Seriously, you can! I went on my Android phone, using an app called PicSay Pro. It was a couple of bucks, and my kids can even use it. They put devil horns on my picture, and then put in word bubbles that say "clean your room." Did I tell you, I live with comedians?
Anyways, deviled horn pictures aside...
Here's a couple of things my hubby and I came up with. The first picture is the original, and the second one is the transformed masterpiece.
I took this picture at the Cathedral of the Pines in New Hampshire.
A tree in my backyard.
A funny little statue I had in my garden.
I even created one of the pictures while in Boston at a Red Sox game. Luckily, I didn't miss Big Papi's two home runs. Go Sox!
Now that I have a website layout, a theme, and pictures, all I have to do is add the content. I hope to put it live in a couple of weeks, and I'll keep you updated on any tips or tricks I learn along the way.
I'd love to read comments about your websites Bloggerville.