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Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

avatarthumbnail.jpgHe’s been by my side since the very beginning, though he doesn’t look much like he did when we started four-plus years ago. More and more though, as 2009 approaches, he’s showing his age to degrees I can’t possibly ignore.

No, not Tobey. Though he’s getting grayer faster than me.

I mean my original real estate website, Dalton’s Arizona Homes.

This may sound odd these days, but when I started selling real estate back in 2004 the necessity of a website still was up for debate. My goal was to have a website to generate business, not just to point at occasionally and say “hey, I have a website.”

And for the first couple of years it worked just fine. Better than fine, actually.

That was back before the blogs started dominating my existence (my first near-tragic post on RealTown appeared just under three years ago.) And since that time, I’ve spent next to no time on the website that started everything … even as it remained fairly high on the search engines.

The time’s come for a makeover … which means I now have two sites to make over, and a full website to create in my “spare time.” Odds are, the information will make its way over to a WordPress site with a similar look as this and others of mine.

It’s a necessary change but not totally a happy one. Much time was invested re-working the code on that site until I had things the way I wanted them.

But that was then and this was no and there’s no going to back to then now.

1 Comment

  • Jonathan,

    You had me scared for a minute there.

    My site is retiring this month. The $70 bucks a month for nothing in return has become too much. I don’t think I will miss it. I will replace the content on the domain so I don’t lose the value of those indexed pages and the age url.

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