We’re launching! Does that mean everything works well on the site. Nope. Please, please, please let me know if you encounter a sign-up that doesn’t work or a link that leads to no where. I am setting up this site myself, because, well, that is just how I do things. I fully plan to have this venture expand and Editor and Publisher will not always mean solopreneur for WLP, but for now it does. So if you like the concept, the site, or me, help me out and give me some feedback. You may use the contact form. I will be truly grateful. Thanks.
Setting a launch date for a website is quite different from a bricks and mortar establishment opening. Putting out the open sign is a huge (as the Donald would say.)
1. What this really means for me is that I set a deadline for myself to have this site up and running and be in a position to start stocking the shelves, so to speak.
2. Somewhere deep inside me is a long ago suppressed perfectionist. I no longer try to achieve perfection, but I still am prone to procrastination. I find that I have to set deadlines for myself or nothing gets done.
3. Initially I set a deadline of the Summer Solstice for opening/launching, but it was just too soon after acquiring the software and developing the overall vision. So, having learned the difference between procrastination and adjusting project timelines, I said, “Well Summer Solstice was obviously too soon. I will not beat myself up for missing a deadline. I will just aim for a more realistic date, Autumnal Equinox.
Why seasonally anchored dates?
Well, this launch date is only partially linked to the change of the seasons. I also worked from a list of auspicious dates for the launch of a business per a Chinese astrological calendar. First it gave me a way to remember and bound the event. And women of the world are not just western. The information we are creating is creating global change. So why not throw in some eastern influence? As a creative I find that I need to create context in order to remember something or bring something to life. Because I grew up in touch with the land and agricultural seasons I find the turning of the seasons to be my elemental unit of time. Days weave into other days and weeks into other weeks, but seasons have a scent, a light, and even flavors associated with them that allows me to recall when something happened by the context of the memory. Today’s context is the fall season that officially begins tomorrow.
Over the next 10 days we are opening the doors to this project. I will Periscope and we will have Twitter and Facebook Chats. There will be a give-a-way or two. Mainly we will get the momentum going, and the context.
Welcome to the Women’s Legacy Project.