I'm starting this blog well in advance of having this website going live, in fact before I even have a website. The reason is to illustrate some of what it takes, for me at least, to get everything ready.
Making the chairs has been comparatively simple compared to preparing to sell them from my own web site. The new stuff that I've needed to learn includes photography : how to use a digital camera, setting up lights, etc; manipulating the images on my computer using Gimp (similar to Photoshop); How to make labels using Glabels; and what to say about each chair, which sent me back to the books to refresh my memory about the background of these chairs.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining about any of the frustratingly slow learning curves. I've found that I'm enjoying learning about so many new areas but I should have realized that it would all take much longer than originally expected.
All of these are now behind me, except that I will struggle again when I return to them. The next decision is which host site to use.