Check out my new massage therapy website!

Here’s the link: http://http://thewell.massagetherapy.com/home. And if you don’t mind, while you’re there, please click a “share” button on the left or a “follow” button at top right. It helps with search engine rankings.

The Well website

This is just a screenshot! Click the link to view the actual website!

It’s a work in progress, but it is complete enough at present to go public with it. I’ll be adding images, videos, and more as I have time. 

One of the things I like most about this website builder is that I can incorporate online booking and my blog into my professional website.

I created the site over a few days using the website builder tools provided by my professional association, the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). I learned about this in a free class offered at The Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage, which was co-taught by David Lauterstein and Kelli Horan, the school’s director of communications. Kelli has upgraded the school’s website and had a lot of great information to share. David talked about how the school only advertises online now, and how they can track the impact of their ads.

If you are a massage therapist and someone offers a class like this, jump on it!

So…according to most of my friends, I’m a geek.

According to real geeks (in my opinion, people for whom technology is their job and a large part of their life), I’m not a geek.

I have years of experience with technical writing, but even though I was always more of a writer than a geek in those industries, I picked some things up. For instance, I understand the use of markup languages and even very simple programming. But geekiness is hard work for me, like swimming upstream, whereas doing massage is like floating downstream on a cushy raft with a piña colada in my hand.

ABMP’s website builder made it easy – one step at a time easy. It doesn’t offer the variety of templates that WordPress does, but that’s my only complaint.

Now I am faced with the task of learning how to use Google Analytics, since I’ve told it to analyze my new website. It’s a webmaster tool, and I’m not a webmaster.

Still, it is probably accessible to semi-geeks like me, with effort, maybe Googling for some tutorials or getting my geeky friends to help me out. And then I’ll be checking out advertising online.

Wish me mazel tov, and if you have any experience to share, I’d be glad to hear about it in the comments.

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