I started registering domain names and hosting and creating websites in 2007. At one point I think I had 14 domains registered and they were all at different stages of development. I was single, had no kids, and no house. I had graduated with my Bachelor’s degree and was working full and found myself with more time on my hands than I was accustomed to. Diving into web design and development was a huge learning experience. Tinkering with, figuring out, and teaching myself how to do something was liberating. I had always gone to school and then had free time filled with sports so that I would “stay out of trouble”. Even in college when I could pick what I wanted to study they still told me what to study within that category to a large degree. I remember how liberating and also over whelming it was to study in Europe where they have a slightly different take on education.
Now with my business growing, a toddler, a baby on the way, a husband, a house full of house projects, I don’t have time to keep up with all of my websites. So I am letting them expire this year instead of renewing them. I will keep my business site but I will transfer the hosting to squarespace so it will run a lot faster. I am thinking of keeping my husband’s domain for his burgeoning photography side business. I can use his domain and host with smugmug. I will keep the first domain I ever registered tarraguna.com and host with wordpress.com so you and myself and the internets can read this.
Letting things go is sad but it is time.
kdugan.com will be expiring on January 22nd 2014 and I won’t be renewing it. Below are screenshots.
I made German and Spanish language versions. You can see the more screenshots here.