He’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.