Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Urgh...

So, today I got an email that my website domain name is going to expire...but of course I can renew it for 3 1/2 times what I paid the first year! Combine that with the fact that I'm going to lose my webspace when I move because it's tied to my internet service, and it leads to my command decision to scrap having a website. In all honesty, pretty much everything you can find there, you can find here on my blog. I just have to figure out why the link to my first chapter is no longer working. I also need to make a new page somewhere that will contain ALL the links to my short stories and a listing of my print personal essays.

Hopefully, I'll get it all figured out soon.

Ah, technology :P.

Two hours later...

OK, so husband told me I'm over-reacting (again :P) and not to scrap the website. So, we'll see. It doesn't expire for a couple of weeks, so maybe I'll set something new up. The point is, he said if an agent was looking for my site, and saw it was gone, then he/she might think I gave up. Ow--talk about hitting it! I can't have that! So, for now, it's still there, and I'm going to try and see what I can do to get it transferred over to another host.

Again...ah, technology...

3 comments:

Hannah said...

Ah, yes. Technology. A tool and a terrible trouble at times. ^^

Amy Deardon said...

Hi Kat,

This is SO annoying!

I'm with your husband. There are a zillion and one places that want your business, and will keep your website running beautifully. Domains can be registered (or re-registered) through many places.

For what it's worth, I work with Jason Walker of Website Ministries (http://www.websiteministries.com). Since I'm technologically challenged he coordinates my stuff from domain registration to hosting to getting my website into a form that I can then update and play with. He answers all my dumb questions.

There are many places like this, in all degrees from doing it yourself to having someone do it all for you. Don't give up!

Kat Heckenbach said...

Thanks, Amy! I think I've gotten it all straightened out, but I'm not going to have my domain name for a few days at least--I've got to let my cancellation process and then go someplace else to buy it as I've been locked out of my original account and can't get back in unless I agree to pay the exhorbitant price increase :P.

I will continue with a website asap--and may even be able to transfer the site as-is to my new acct when I move. Gotta look into that. Once I got my original one set up, it became a breeze--it's just the transition that gets me. But I will look into that service you recommend! Thank you!!!!!