Welcome to my new website!

welcomeMy first R18 splash page

Welcome to my website!  Remember when most new websites had that on them?  I remember attending a course for a company I worked for and the instructor specifically said it was a no-no.  “We don’t write Welcome to our Brochure on our flyers do we?” However, rules were made to be broken, just this once.

I’m quite interested in escorts and websites – should we all have them?  In Australia most professional independents have them, as do a few in New Zealand.   I know my little blog has been fantastic for me and I’m an avid reader of websites belonging to sex workers all over the world.  I find them empowering and inspiring.  My old website, at blogger, will remain and maybe each post will merely be an extract linking here, I haven’t decided yet.

I’ve seen some beautiful ones as well.  There are a couple of sex worker’s websites which particularly caught my eye.  One of them belongs to Dominatrix Victoria in Auckland.  I love it’s simplicity but it’s still so beautiful – everything is easy to find, only four links at the top and the images are great – also neither has she bothered with waffle, just really clear info and easy to find prices, session info etc.  The other one I really love belongs to Yasmine.  It’s also jaw-droppingly beautiful yet simple.  Absolutely stunning photos and easy to find information.  Only 3 links as well, and easy to use contact form.  Oh and the gallery is gorgeous not to mention her logo.

My new website is in WordPress, which is a CMS so I can edit it myself.  Of course there is no such thing as original art, including websites, everything is inspired by something.  The blog part of my website was inspired by a Lacey Steven’s website which reminded me of Pinterest.  I love the snippets set out like this which means that every post needs a still feature image (which gets automatically cropped).  It means the blog page takes a long time to load, especially if you quickly scroll to the end, but I think it’s a small price to pay.  I guess I’m more concerned with the aesthetics instead of the practicalities.

I also wanted a sliding gallery, and a tag cloud, although apparently they are a bit dated, oh well.  It’s really just to show me which content features most out of all my posts.  And of course I needed an R18 landing page.  I love the one I have!  Remember that Dragon song?  I was barely old enough when that was released – oh the memories.  More features are to be added too – I hanker after an online booking form to allow pre-bookings more easily when I tour.

I started with blogger which is a free site and I recommend every escort think of having something like that or Tumblr which will force you to keep updating it.  Some forums will let you promote your website if you link back to them and certain advertisers will let you have a banner ad on their site for a small amount.  Nowadays with CMS and free sites like blogger, Tumblr, wordpress and Wix, many escorts are giving it a try.  My suggestion is that you always back up your content on your computer, whether it’s text or images as they could close at any time.  This happened to a friend of mine who had a professional (non-sex work site) a few years ago with a free web server.  He paid extra to forego the ads, then one day he logged on and they had gone out of business and all his work was lost.  However, having said that free websites are great ways to get started.

Research, research, research to find a design you like.  Once I found the design that I liked it was then a matter of putting it together to suit my content and voila.  We’re finally here.

I would like to thank my web host who is fantastic, friends who have proof-read and started some user-testing and my friend and web designer Hamza who has been amazing and patient and kind.  If anyone comes across anything broken or any bugs, please let me know.  Also feedback is always welcome.  Thanks and Welcome to my Website.

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