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I always thought that my Buy Online Lotto Tickets would be the last blog because as you know I have quite a few blogs under my belt. In actual fact the way things are these days I have more blogs than I can handle and some of them are not getting the attention they deserve. Things change though and circumstances have lead me to start another blog although this time I had a very special reason for doing so.
A while back I lost my sister in law and that caused me to write the post Goodbye Josie, Forever In Our Hearts. I did it as a tribute to her but even after publishing it I was not satisfied that it was enough of a tribute to her. This is because it was placed amongst all my other posts and also because being your normal run of the mill blog It had a whole lot of ads, links and a whole lot of other unrelated stuff detracting from the what In was trying to do and Josie deserves so much more than that.
I looked at some of the sites that were available online and I couldn’t find any that I was happy with. Most of the free ones I found to be pretty tacky as they were full of ads. As for the paid ones most looked pretty generic as they were fully automated. Not able to find one that I was happy with I decided to start my own. I went for a blogging platform because I just don’t have the technical knowhow to build one from scratch. Luckily for me the FlexSqueeze theme gave me all that I needed to build a dedicated site for people who want to leave a lasting online memorial for their loved ones.
Using Market Samurai I decided on A Loving Memorial as the domain domain name. I’m pretty sure you will agree that the tribute to Josie Zollo looks so much better there with that domain name rather than being tagged on the end of wassupblog.com! I decided to keep the sidebar so that I could place important information there whenever it was needed.
After my post Blogging Green To Save The Environment I decided to give Green Geeks a go and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised with how everything went. I obtained the domain name through them meaning that as long as I continue to use them as my host I never have to pay for it. Yep, thats right, I got the domain name for free.
Once the site went live I didn’t like the way it displayed the “filed under..” category or the “Subscribe to my RSS feed” under each post as it made it look too much like a blog and that wasn’t what I intended. Luckily the FlexSqueeze theme has options that allowed me to get rid of both.
Once I had it all up and running it came to me that perhaps there would be others out there who would also like to memorialise someone who has passed away. If so, perhaps they would prefer to have someone set it up for them rather than have to go through an automated process. If so then maybe I could provide that service for them. But you know, even if no-one ever takes me up on this special memorial service, it doesn’t matter because as long as I am around my tribute to Josie will always be there.
If there are any suggestions on how I could make the site better I would love to hear from you guys.
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