Welcome to my new website!
RonnaPennington.com has been around for a while, but I tossed my old WYSIWYG software to the wind and decided to give Blogger design a try.
Why make the change to Blogger?I am often asked by people interested in a career in freelancing how they can start. Not many people want to pay someone else to design a website for them, nor do they want to buy their own software and take time to learn it. That's where Blogger came in for me. I know, there are are a lot of Wordpress fans out there. I'm not one of them. Blogger is idiot-proof and that's what I look for in a webpage design program. The software program I had been using, WebStudio, was easy and fun, but it became too challenging for me to upload files through my web host. Blogger, however is easy.
Why have a webpage at all?If you want to be a freelance writer, you must have a webpage. No ifs, ands, or buts. Gone are the days of copying articles to email a portfolio to a potential client. They want to check out your skills right away. That's why a webpage is so important.
It doesn't have to be a paid, hosted account like this one. I buy my domain through GoDaddy, then designed and uploaded my site through Blogger. You could skip the domain purchase all together and just host a free blog on Blogger (or Wordpress). In my opinion, having the domain gives my freelance business a more professional appearance (and is a business expense when it comes tax-time).