These are notes I took about my first podcast interview. I have left them mostly as is, not correcting grammar or spelling, because I think that partially reflects my mood at the time. If you are going to launch a website, it’s likely you need to learn WordPress……

Learn WordPress, That Should Have Been the First Advice I Got:

Ok, I’m starting to get the hang of writing in WordPress…..but I might have to write outside it. I wrote for 45 minutes, and went to update something while I was thinking about it, only to lose all my work. If I write in Word or Docs I can autosave. I’ll just have to worry about formatting and stuff in WordPress.

I completely changed the landing pages for each section. This might move the actual content down too far, we’ll see what testers say when they look at the website during the soft launch/beta.

Unfortunately, my developer is going to be in the hospital for at least a few more days. I told his business partner (who is also his wife) that the site can wait. If we move the launch, we move the launch. His health is more important than the date we go live.

That said, I am going to add some people as users to the website, and start having them look at it. I know there is a ton of work to do yet, but I want to get some early feedback, rather than wait until the last minute.

Looking back, I’d add this on reflection on that day:

Two main things on this one too.

First, my developer did recover…..no issues.

Second, most of the beta testers had plenty of feedback on the layout of the site, some of which I took, and some of which I did not.

Let me know your thoughts, by posting in the comments, or by emailing us at ideas@laidoffbetteroff.com.

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