Okay I’m back. I got lost in computer space. I started working on my new site Catholic Puzzles and was having so much fun that everything (except taking Pudge for walks and eating) went out the window.
If you have ever twittled around with building web pages you know that once you get started you have to keep going until everything works. And there is always one little, bitsy thing that refuses to work! You try and try and try to make it work and then you finally throw in the towel and come up with a work around. But some of us stubborn folks try to struggle with it far too long before we throw in that towel!
At any rate – the site is behaving itself now. What I was striving to do was to have the puzzles load up and play on my own site rather than Jigzone. Jigzone gives a nice easy script to load up on websites – that’s the easy part. But designing the site in the first place was more involved.
The puzzle site is actually believe it or not part of my book writing and marketing plan. In order to let Catholic folks know that I exist – I need to have a site that says “Hell-o! YooHoo, here I am!” please stop in and visit. By making a Catholic site that is fun and hopefully helpful (releases stress of course) I can build up traffic to a point (God willing) where down the road when I have a new book I can talk about it a bit – (just a tiny bit) but because people now know who I am (they like playing puzzles) they are open to what else I do. Writing and publishing books!
That might seem a bit convulted – but building an author base has to start small. Puzzles are small. They are also fun and a bit (ahem, addicting). In fact, if I’m not careful I will have more fun creating puzzles than writing books!
But what the heck. Both do their tiny bit to build up the Kingdom and spread a little love and cheer. That’s what life is about.
I will slowly build up a large menu of puzzles for saints, holy days, holidays and just for fun days. In fact down the road I might even have some real puzzles made. The kind you spread out on your kitchen table and hope the cat doesn’t run off with the pieces type of puzzle.