Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Anita and I have been creating websites since 1997. I started out by teaching myself a little bit of HTML which led to me FrontPage. Once I started working with my hosting company I began to learn more about the cPanel. I saw there were other programs inside there that I could click and install on my own. I love learning so I started with Joomla in late 2004 and in early 2005 I began using WordPress. Building websites was always a hobby and most of the websites I built were for personal use or family. I even made one for my dog!
After some time I found that WordPress was the better choice in that I didn’t have to worry about my plugins (or components as they are called in Joomla) sitting there outdated. I noticed that WordPress had a built-in feature to automatically update, as well as manual. In the case of Joomla, everything was a manual process and it doesn’t send you any notifications that updates are needed. Around 2007, I started using WordPress exclusively for myself and to build for clients. It just seemed like the most reasonable and logical choice. You can read more about how I started doing this here.
So I guess you want to know about “me” right? Well, it’s was just me and my dog, Buster until December 1, 2016 when he crossed the rainbow bridge. He was 17 year old and I’d had him since he was 8 weeks old. He was my child…my furbaby. I couldn’t have children, so he was my child and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Now I have Bella, a 4 year old Bichon I picked up from a Bichon rescue in Pittsburgh. She showed up on my Facebook feed…and well, I drove from Cleveland to Pittsburgh to get that little mamma. Her previous owner passed away from cancer and the family could no longer keep her.
Off and on from 2003 to 2007, I worked full time and supplemented my income with my love of web development. During the times when I wasn’t working full time, I was taking care of my Mom who passed in 2008. I continued web development though.
In 2010, after returning to the workforce full time, I found that I really had to live my passion which was web development. So I quit my job and here we are…eight years later and still going strong. There have been a lot of bumps in the road, but as time has gone on they are fewer and fewer.
Each year I have exceeded my goals and expectations. I look forward to what each year will bring me.
As Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You’ll never know what you’re gonna get.” So, I am anxiously waiting to see what happens for us.
I hope you will follow along with me and my progress.