Technology's Steep Learning Curve for Startups: What a Pain

Unanticipated problems make for annoyed business owners (but are so worth it).  Image from Ja-nae.net

Unanticipated problems make for annoyed business owners (but are so worth it).  Image from Ja-nae.net

It's unbelievable all the components that have to come together to get a business off the ground.  I've been working on Rhode and Company under various forms and names for about 3 years now, maybe not as intensely as I have been lately, but the learning curve is still so steep.  Yesterday it took me EIGHT hours to figure out how to add the side bar you see at right and the "Subscribe to Blog Post" form.  Something you think is only going to take an hour or two, takes 4X's that amount of time, it's unbeliveable.  I used to have my website hosted by Weebly, and they were a little easier to figure out, but I'm still glad I'm at Squarespace even though there's more to learn- the aesthetics are way better with this site. 

I don't know if I've learned much in the process except don't be surprised, and also know when to clamp down and persevere, and when to set something aside to sort itself out later. 

Readers who subscribe will get their posts in their inboxes at 8 AM now- I have it on a timer.  YAY for getting systems in place!!