Hi. I am Hazuki, the owner of THE EVERGREEN HOSTEL. I’m writing how this hostel was made based on the writings that I had accumulated in the past.
■ October 12th, 2015 Think how to proceed my work through making a website
How can I make a website? …By myself?
If I make a website by myself, I can save much money. I’ll be thrilled like laboring and get attached to it because “I made it by myself!”
However, I have poor skill to make it by myself.
So, I have to connect with a person who can make it and get him or her to cooperate.
That’s why I had a meeting with him the other day.
…Actually, I thought that I could make a website by myself and tried to make it by using WordPress.
Talking about the conclusion, I made a tacky website.
I was accustomed to WordPress since I used it when I did public affairs. It’s easy to update information. It’s very easy to write a blog and issue a press release.
However, it’s quite difficult to make a format of the website as a preparation. In terms of architecture, I think it’s the same as basic things like a foundation construction or connecting beams. Problems are piled up for non-professional person because there are many difficult things in the process of making a website such as a server and a domain. Still, you can do it if you try.
The temporary website that I made was one of the many templates and it was far from my ideal. However, the website had sufficient elements so that I could accept reservations via the website. But do you want to stay at a hostel of a tacky website when you make a special trip abroad?
When I was making a website desperately,
I noticed that I couldn’t make an objective judgment like “I made a website, but it’s tacky.”
I became positive like “It’s tacky, but I made it!”
This positive way of thinking may bring a bad effect.
It’s good to be positive. However, this is not good.
To start a business by myself means that I have to be responsible for everything.
So, I think it’s important to be strict with myself.
“I don’t want to start a business by using the product of compromise.” That’s it.
I don’t want to making excuses if something goes bad.
(To put it the other way around, I’m confident that I’m lenient with me…)