Perhaps you’ve noticed my lovely new header. (You haven’t? You must stop by. It shur is purdy!) Perhaps you also noticed that you couldn’t comment on my blog for much of the morning yesterday. (Again? You didn’t notice? That makes me sad.)
Anyways, in an effort to update and declutter my blog, I got a new header made and set about cleaning. And changing. And rearranging.
And somehow, got myself into a place where I didn’t want to be. With no idea how to get out.
Yep, yesterday, I broke my blog.
Thankfully, I have a contract with WP Site Care and they jumped right in and saved me!
Let me back up a bit. I hired WP Site Care a while back to do monthly maintenance on my blog. They handle my backups, my updates, and my security. See, I had this bad habit of never updating things and it drove Beer Geek crazy. Since I knew I wasn’t likely to change and I value my marriage, I outsourced. And let me tell you, I’m WP Site Care’s worst nightmare.
Clients who know nothing and let them do all the work? Those are good clients.
Clients who know a lot and just need the occasional help? Those are good clients too.
Clients who know just enough to be dangerous and who aren’t afraid to test that knowledge? Nightmare. (I blow up websites at work too. It’s a skill.)
Thankfully, WP Site Care is patient and willing to jump in quickly. And for that, I am extremely grateful and a very happy client.
And shall we talk about my new header and new social media designs?
I hired Tasha over at MyCuteLobsterDesigns to create what I was unable to put on paper. She did an amazing job! It’s got all the elements I wanted, in a much prettier way than I could have ever come up with! Check out the map – it even has the states I’ve run half marathons in marked with green and the states I’ve just raced in are in blue. The shades of grey? Places to go yet, ahem.
Cool, huh? She was inexpensive, fast, and a complete pleasure to work with.
And since it’s Three Things Thursday, I should give a shout out to a 3rd villager: one of the moms at Shoo’s school. Registration opened for the Marine Corp Historic Half yesterday at 3 – exactly when I needed to be picking the kid up from school. Given how fast some of their races have sold out (17.75 sold out in 9!!! minutes!), I was afraid to wait. I texted a friend and she graciously waited at the school with Shoo until I could get there. Dad and I will be heading for our third half marathon together. Maybe this time I’ll actually keep up.
Bonus: I ran 40 miles in the last 5 days. I’m tired. #thatisall
Disclaimer: I am just a satisfied customer. I pay for my contract with WP Site Care and I paid for the graphic design. I just think they are both so awesome that they needed a shout out.
12 thoughts on “It takes a village”
I need to look into something like WP, I am starting to worry I will lose things! You are dong great this winter! I am an elite and I have only run a few more miles than you, and I am a sponsored athlete! No wonder you are tired! Keep up the good work 🙂
Your blog looks great! I did notice I couldn’t comment yesterday. 40 miles in 5 days…awesome!
ryan is THE BEST. so helpful and always there.
LOVE the new header!! The logo and graphic is awesome!!!
Hah! Ryan saved me yesterday too! We keep him busy. 😉 I LOVE your header, especially how the medal hangs off the end of the script. Excellent touch!
You are doing great with your training, keep up the good work!! I really like the new header I think it suits the you really well!
Your blog looks great, I love the map idea!
If my back problems disappear you better be ready. You know how military runs pump me up. Love YOU!!
As a small business owner, I’d just like to say that people like you are few and far between. It’s so nice to hear praises for your work. Too often you only hear feedback when things aren’t going right. I’ll bet those businesses really appreciate your very public praise.
Love the new logo! And yay for the MCM half– I ran that the first year it started- you can imagine how much I “loved” the hills. 🙁
I wish I knew anything about website design AT ALL!! It looks good. Keep up the good [demo] work 😉
Love the new header! It is fabulous.