the process

here's some info

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Read through this handy-dandy process page to get an idea of exactly how it all works.  You can also click a link below to jump straight to that section.

the process

every step of the way

so you've chosen me, now what?

  • pay deposit
  • discuss and receive timeline
  • chat about the look and feel
  • sign off on the design
  • send me the content
  • see the first look
  • request some changes
  • see revised site
  • one last chance for minor changes
  • site goes live
  • pay balance of invoice
  • live happily ever after
  • pay deposit
  • discuss and receive timeline
  • chat about the look and feel
  • sign off on the design
  • send me the content
  • see the first look
  • request some changes
  • see revised site
  • one last chance for minor changes
  • site goes live
  • pay balance of invoice
  • live happily ever after

tl;dr*

*too long; didn’t read

these are
summaries

what comes next?

designing your website

the look.

Now comes the fun part! We will chat about your business, target market and what your site needs to do. We will look at pics to figure out what you like and don’t like.

I will send you a design brief, which details the scope of work and ideas discussed. You will have the opportunity to provide some feedback and then, if necessary, I will send you a revised design brief for approval.

Then I will get your branding and some pics – you can just drop them in the Google Drive folder I create (no faxes allowed).

Next I will put together mockups of the homepage and at least one
other page (unless it’s a one-page site) to give you the
overall look and feel.

You will need to “sign off” on the design
and then we get to the next step.

Now comes the fun part! We will chat about your business, target market and what your site needs to do. We will look at pics to figure out what you like and don’t like.

I will send you a design brief, which details the scope of work and ideas discussed. You will have the opportunity to provide some feedback and then, if necessary, I will send you a revised design brief for approval.

Then I will get your branding and some pics – you can just drop them in the Google Drive folder I create (no faxes allowed).

Next I will put together mockups of the homepage and at least one other page (unless it’s a one-page site) to give you the overall look and feel.

You will need to “sign off” on the design and then we get to the next step.

tl;dr

Let’s outline
the design.

and then?

gathering the content

the stuff.

I will create a Google Drive folder and share it with you via email. In this folder will be subfolders for branding and each page of your site.

The folders are there to make both our lives easier and help keep us organised.

You and I will place content in these folders to use on the site – things such as pictures, logos, brand guidelines, colours, contact information and copy (the writing on your site).

This is often the longest step in the process, and if delayed on your
part can cause delays in your shiny new site and then all my
scheduled work – so please keep that in mind.

Once everything I need from you is in the folder,
then I get to the development.

I will create a Google Drive folder and share it with you via email. In this folder will be subfolders for branding and each page of your site.

The folders are there to make both our lives easier and help keep us organised.

You and I will place content in these folders to use on the site – things such as pictures, logos, brand guidelines, colours, contact information and copy (the writing on your site).

This is often the longest step in the process, and if delayed on your part can cause delays in your shiny new site and then all my scheduled work – so please keep that in mind.

Once everything I need from you is in the folder, then I get to the development.

tl;dr

Now for all
the content.

and after that?

developing your site

the build.

Now comes the most fun part for me 🙂

I will install WordPress on the server where you website lives and get to building your site.

I won’t go into too much detail about this step, because it’s hella boring for anyone not interested. If you do want to know more then let me know and I’ll happily talk your ear off!

While I’m doing this you may get a message here and there with sneak peaks or questions about functionality.

Depending on the complexity, this step can take between 1 and 4 weeks.

Once it’s done then you get to see!

Now comes the most fun part for me 🙂

I will install WordPress on the server where you website lives and get to building your site.

I won’t go into too much detail about this step, because it’s hella boring for anyone not interested. If you do want to know more then let me know and I’ll happily talk your ear off!

While I’m doing this you may get a message here and there with sneak peaks or questions about functionality.

Depending on the complexity, this step can take between 1 and 4 weeks.

Once it’s done then you get to see!

tl;dr

codepuffin
gets coding.

are we there yet?

seeing your new site

the reveal.

Ooh are you getting excited? It’s first look time!

You will get a link to your dev site (that means it’s not live yet for the public to see).

You will get a chance to go through the site and send me some feedback of typos you spot (I hope there are none), images you want changed, colours you would prefer for little borders and stuff like that.

We will chat about the requested changes and then I will
make them and you get to see it again for one more
chance at minor changes.

Please note that any changes after that are
charged at a full hourly rate.

Ooh are you getting excited? It’s first look time!

You will get a link to your dev site (that means it’s not live yet for the public to see).

You will get a chance to go through the site and send me some feedback of typos you spot (I hope there are none), images you want changed, colours you would prefer for little borders and stuff like that.

We will chat about the requested changes and then I will make them and you get to see it again for one more chance at minor changes.

Please note that any changes after that are charged at a full hourly rate.

tl;dr

First look time
oh yay!

it's alive!

your website goes live

the migration.

*David Attenborough voice* “And so we see the shiny new website in it’s natural habitat. Taking it’s first steps in the digital world.”

Your website is migrated to the live server (the place where it lives on the web). This process is monitored by me closely and I ensure that all is well and working properly before I take a little break (usually all the popcorn and a movie on my couch – probably animated and Disney).

Now it’s time for you to celebrate and bask in the glory of your shiny new website. Admire it from all your devices and send links to one and all!

While you are riding on the high of your shiny new site,
this would be a great time to settle your invoice
and pop me a review on Facebook 🙂

*David Attenborough voice* “And so we see the shiny new website in it’s natural habitat. Taking it’s first steps in the digital world.”

Your website is migrated to the live server (the place where it lives on the web). This process is monitored by me closely and I ensure that all is well and working properly before I take a little break (usually all the popcorn and a movie on my couch – probably animated and Disney).

Now it’s time for you to celebrate and bask in the glory of your shiny new website. Admire it from all your devices and send links to one and all!

While you are riding on the high of your shiny new site, this would be a great time to settle your invoice and pop me a review on Facebook 🙂

tl;dr

Site goes live
EEEEE!

your turn

after launch support

the handover.

Now we come to the end of our journey. It’s time for you to take over, or we can chat about my website management packages.

If you are not interested then we can skip this step, but if you want to add new blog posts, change a picture here and there or add new products to your store yourself then this is your chance to learn how.

I create a user profile for you in the WordPress backend. I will schedule a 45-minute meeting or Skype call so that I can show you on my screen and talk you through the process.

You come prepared with your questions and I answer them
and show you what to do.

I will then send you a short series of whatsapp videos
showing you what to do and talking you through it.
These are handy to refer back to in the future.

Now we come to the end of our journey. It’s time for you to take over, or we can chat about my website management packages.

If you are not interested then we can skip this step, but if you want to add new blog posts, change a picture here and there or add new products to your store yourself then this is your chance to learn how.

I create a user profile for you in the WordPress backend. I will schedule a 45-minute meeting or Skype call so that I can show you on my screen and talk you through the process.

You come prepared with your questions and I answer them
and show you what to do.

I will then send you a short series of videos showing you what to do and talking you through it. These are handy to refer back to in the future.

tl;dr

You get a tut
and videos!

timeframe

how long will it take?

4 - 12 weeks.

The timeframe depends hugely on what you need, when I have capacity to start your project, how quickly you get the info to me, how long it takes us to finalise a design, how urgent the project is and how well we “just get” each other.

I built my own site in 3 days – I knew what I wanted, I had all the content at my fingertips and there were minimal revisions. However, one simple one-page site took 9 weeks due to delays in receiving content and changes in design at the last minute. It all just depends on the above.

We will collaborate on a timeline that suits us both, is realistic and considers the urgency of the project. You will then get a clear timeline from me after your deposit is paid.

Tips to get a site quickly:
– be decisive
– be quick sending me content

The timeframe depends hugely on what you need, when I have capacity to start your project, how quickly you get the info to me, how long it takes us to finalise a design, how urgent the project is and how well we “just get” each other.

I made my own site in 3 days – I knew what I wanted, I had all the content at my fingertips and there were minimal revisions. However, one simple one-page site took 9 weeks due to delays in receiving content and changes in design at the last minute. It all just depends on the above.

We will collaborate on a timeline that suits us both, is realistic and considers the urgency of the project. You will then get a clear timeline from me after your deposit is paid.

Tips to get a site quickly:
– be decisive
– be quick sending me content

tl;dr

Each site
is unique.

terms and conditions

the nitty gritty stuff

who reads this anyway?

blah blah blah…

Download the full terms and conditions here.

blah blah blah…

Download the full terms and conditions here.

tl;dr

Pay on time.
Don’t change your
mind.

my info

communication preference

how to get in touch with me.

My phone lives on silent permanently and is most often not around me. I am mostly at my lounge/office desk working on websites. #livingmybestlife  So if you want to chat on a call please make prior arrangements to do so – like scheduling a meeting.

During the whole process I will keep you updated about which step we are on and how, and we can always both refer to our timeline.

My preferred method of communication is the written word (emails or texts) or in person meetings. I promise to try my best to communicate with you as much as I can with your preferred method, but please be patient with me.

Once we are working together I will
give you my cellphone number.

tl;dr

Please email
me 🙂

  • 100th post!
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Yay!
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That's all I've got for you today.
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Ok byeeeeeee 🦄🦄🦄🦄
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#itsnumber100 #100thpost #atidycentury #codepuffin #webcreator #webdesign #webdev #girlboss #wordpresswebsites #durbancreative #girlboss031 #celebrate #yay #icouldntthinkofmoretowrite #atleastitsaprettypicture #okbye
  • What day is it? 
Who am I? 
What even is life?
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Guys, I've been working for the last 12 hours straight.
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Ok I did have a thirty minute lunch break.
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And I'm gonna chuck in another few hours after dinner.
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So much work! 😭😭😭
.
I'm fully booked up until the middle of June.
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But I still took on a new last-minute project last week.  And a few clients all submitted their content almost at the same time, which never happens.
.
So I spent twenty minutes this morning just planning out the rest of my month and what sites I will work on each day. . 
Now hopefully clients play ball and I don't get sick and I can stick to the plan. Plus I need to say no to any more last minute jobs! .
Oh, and family is visiting from overseas plus freaking Easter! So I gotta make up that lost time on days like to today. .
But I'm actually super happy, because work is flowing in and I'm working with some lovely clients on creative and gorgeous sites! And I get to do it at home, in my pajamas, whilst watching Bob's Burgers and eating those white candy chocolate Easter eggs.
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How do you plan and make sure this doesn't happen to you?  I plan, but can never stick to them.  I'm obviously planning all wrong.  Please send help!
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#work #morework? #toomuchwork #badplanning #toomanypublicholidays #whydidisayyestomorework #imustlearntosayno #codepuffin #fullybooked #websites #wordpresswebsites #webdesign #wordpress #girlboss #durban #smallbiz #creativebiz #durbancreatives #howdoiplanbetter #perfectstorm #perfectstormapril #sendhelp #pleasesendhelp #iamcodepuffin #mynameisamy #webcreator #imakewebsites #whatislifeeven
  • VIDEO GAMES! 👩‍💻🖤💣🎮
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I love them. .
My family were lucky to have a Nintendo cartridge console for the tv and a gameboy when I was young.
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Endless hours of fun.
.
Do you remember blowing out the cartridges when they weren't working properly? 😂
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And you couldn't save your game!  Wow.
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My mom, brother and I would sometimes spend the whole day playing Mario.  Taking turns to play so that we could try and finish the game.
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I have been seriously considering getting myself a Nintendo DS, but they have a pretty hefty price tag. But I really want one 😭😭😭 I'm trying to save up to buy some land so I really can't justify the spend.
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I will have to settle with cellphone games for now.
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Do you game? What's your favourite?
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#videogames #consoles #nintendo #gamerfamily #gameboy #gamer #ilovegames #codepuffin #ireallywantanintendods #ireallywantit #gimme #mynameisamy #iliketoplay #gamingculture #whyistechsoexpensive #saving  #delayedgratification #twomarshmallows #mario #nintendods #gamergirl #familyfuntime #tvgames #forthewin #beforeyoucouldsave #playallday #icantthinkofanymorehashtags
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The other day I had a Skype meeting that lasted for over four hours and it could have easily gone on longer!  That's what happens when two chatty people get to chatting.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • The Moon.  Luna.  Selene.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Interestingly, the moon has long been associated with insanity.  The word lunatic is derived from "luna" the Latin name for the moon. Ancient philosophers believed that because the brain consists mostly of water that the moon must have influence over it like it does the tides.  This belief helped Western culture create stories of werewolves, and the belief that the moon influences our very beings is still around today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In ancient Greek and Roman mythology the moon was female and the sun male (Luna/Selene and Sol/Helios). This must also have something to do with the belief that the moon was associated with madness.  Women are commonly the "insane" scapegoats of various things throughout history.  The association of women with madness is still pervasive today.  Don't even get me started on the word hysterical.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm going to leave it at that, because this divergence will easily turn into a long essay about patriarchy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Back to moon. Back to calm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#themoon #luna #selene #calmingmoon #moonmeditation #quiet #lunacy #lunatic #tides #insanity #goddess #lunar #lunarcalendar #womeninhistory #womenandinsanity #ancientgreek #latin #mythology #downwiththepatriarchy #girlboss #strongwoman #power #strength #peace #codepuffin #mynameisamy #learningwithamy
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This reminds me of living in Hilton. Looking at this picture makes me miss the misty days. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Drizzly, grey skies with the edges of the world fading out into the mist.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Everything is so green and lush with ferns everywhere and leafy beauty at every turn. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I stared at the blinking cursor trying to think of something interesting to write. Something that also had something to do with the picture. Because of course I chose the picture, decided it was about time for another Instagram post and then scrambled to write something.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Be like this grass and keep growing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also, is that even grass in the picture?
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Coming up with valuable content is difficult!  Copywriting is difficult!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Aaaand that's enough rambling from me.  Hopefully you stuck around reading this for long enough that The Algorithm thought I was being useful and it shows my post to more people. If you're still reading this then thank you! 💙💙💙💙⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#content #copywriting #writinginstagramcaptionsishard #contentcreation #contentcreationisdifficult #morethanprettypictures #thealgorithm #thealgorithmlikeslongcaptions #andnowigottawritehashtags #ugh #hashtag #uniquehashtags #morehashtags #iheartinstagram #durban #girlboss #codepuffin #webdesign #copywriter #webdev #wordpress #webcreator #imakewebsites #mynameisamy
  • 100th post!
🎉🎉🎉
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Yay!
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That's all I've got for you today.
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Ok byeeeeeee 🦄🦄🦄🦄
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#itsnumber100 #100thpost #atidycentury #codepuffin #webcreator #webdesign #webdev #girlboss #wordpresswebsites #durbancreative #girlboss031 #celebrate #yay #icouldntthinkofmoretowrite #atleastitsaprettypicture #okbye
  • What day is it? 
Who am I? 
What even is life?
.
Guys, I've been working for the last 12 hours straight.
.
Ok I did have a thirty minute lunch break.
.
And I'm gonna chuck in another few hours after dinner.
.
So much work! 😭😭😭
.
I'm fully booked up until the middle of June.
.
But I still took on a new last-minute project last week.  And a few clients all submitted their content almost at the same time, which never happens.
.
So I spent twenty minutes this morning just planning out the rest of my month and what sites I will work on each day. . 
Now hopefully clients play ball and I don't get sick and I can stick to the plan. Plus I need to say no to any more last minute jobs! .
Oh, and family is visiting from overseas plus freaking Easter! So I gotta make up that lost time on days like to today. .
But I'm actually super happy, because work is flowing in and I'm working with some lovely clients on creative and gorgeous sites! And I get to do it at home, in my pajamas, whilst watching Bob's Burgers and eating those white candy chocolate Easter eggs.
.
How do you plan and make sure this doesn't happen to you?  I plan, but can never stick to them.  I'm obviously planning all wrong.  Please send help!
.
.
#work #morework? #toomuchwork #badplanning #toomanypublicholidays #whydidisayyestomorework #imustlearntosayno #codepuffin #fullybooked #websites #wordpresswebsites #webdesign #wordpress #girlboss #durban #smallbiz #creativebiz #durbancreatives #howdoiplanbetter #perfectstorm #perfectstormapril #sendhelp #pleasesendhelp #iamcodepuffin #mynameisamy #webcreator #imakewebsites #whatislifeeven
  • VIDEO GAMES! 👩‍💻🖤💣🎮
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I love them. .
My family were lucky to have a Nintendo cartridge console for the tv and a gameboy when I was young.
.
Endless hours of fun.
.
Do you remember blowing out the cartridges when they weren't working properly? 😂
.
And you couldn't save your game!  Wow.
.
My mom, brother and I would sometimes spend the whole day playing Mario.  Taking turns to play so that we could try and finish the game.
.
I have been seriously considering getting myself a Nintendo DS, but they have a pretty hefty price tag. But I really want one 😭😭😭 I'm trying to save up to buy some land so I really can't justify the spend.
.
I will have to settle with cellphone games for now.
.
Do you game? What's your favourite?
.
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#videogames #consoles #nintendo #gamerfamily #gameboy #gamer #ilovegames #codepuffin #ireallywantanintendods #ireallywantit #gimme #mynameisamy #iliketoplay #gamingculture #whyistechsoexpensive #saving  #delayedgratification #twomarshmallows #mario #nintendods #gamergirl #familyfuntime #tvgames #forthewin #beforeyoucouldsave #playallday #icantthinkofanymorehashtags
  • Hi 😊  My name is Amy.  I'm friendly and awkward and love meeting new people.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I can talk for hours and hours and conversation flows fairly easily for me, especially when chatting to lovely people.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The other day I had a Skype meeting that lasted for over four hours and it could have easily gone on longer!  That's what happens when two chatty people get to chatting.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My mom always said that I had verbal diarrhea. Haha. A true affliction for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When I get together with a couple of old friends we literally stay up all night talking.  Every time.  It's the best!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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📷 by the lovely @wilmatowellphotography at a @letstalkworkshops last year⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#meetingnewpeople #mynameisamy #imfriendly #imawkward #friendlyandawkward #codepuffin #chatting #talking #conversation #verbaldiarrhea #ilovemeetingnewpeople #chat #whoneedschatbots #talkingallnight #chattingforhours #girlboss #greenhair #theplantvenue #letstalk #letstalkworkshops #imakewebsites #webcreator #webdesigner #websites #wordpress #webdev #websitedesigner #autumnindurban #iamcodepuffin
  • The Moon.  Luna.  Selene.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love the moon.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Staring at it calms me down and helps me to focus.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I can literally spend hours just staring at the moon and letting my mind drift until it is still.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Interestingly, the moon has long been associated with insanity.  The word lunatic is derived from "luna" the Latin name for the moon. Ancient philosophers believed that because the brain consists mostly of water that the moon must have influence over it like it does the tides.  This belief helped Western culture create stories of werewolves, and the belief that the moon influences our very beings is still around today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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In ancient Greek and Roman mythology the moon was female and the sun male (Luna/Selene and Sol/Helios). This must also have something to do with the belief that the moon was associated with madness.  Women are commonly the "insane" scapegoats of various things throughout history.  The association of women with madness is still pervasive today.  Don't even get me started on the word hysterical.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm going to leave it at that, because this divergence will easily turn into a long essay about patriarchy.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Back to moon. Back to calm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#themoon #luna #selene #calmingmoon #moonmeditation #quiet #lunacy #lunatic #tides #insanity #goddess #lunar #lunarcalendar #womeninhistory #womenandinsanity #ancientgreek #latin #mythology #downwiththepatriarchy #girlboss #strongwoman #power #strength #peace #codepuffin #mynameisamy #learningwithamy
  • 100th post!
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Yay!
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That's all I've got for you today.
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Ok byeeeeeee 🦄🦄🦄🦄
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#itsnumber100 #100thpost #atidycentury #codepuffin #webcreator #webdesign #webdev #girlboss #wordpresswebsites #durbancreative #girlboss031 #celebrate #yay #icouldntthinkofmoretowrite #atleastitsaprettypicture #okbye
  • What day is it? 
Who am I? 
What even is life?
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Guys, I've been working for the last 12 hours straight.
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Ok I did have a thirty minute lunch break.
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And I'm gonna chuck in another few hours after dinner.
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So much work! 😭😭😭
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I'm fully booked up until the middle of June.
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But I still took on a new last-minute project last week.  And a few clients all submitted their content almost at the same time, which never happens.
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So I spent twenty minutes this morning just planning out the rest of my month and what sites I will work on each day. . 
Now hopefully clients play ball and I don't get sick and I can stick to the plan. Plus I need to say no to any more last minute jobs! .
Oh, and family is visiting from overseas plus freaking Easter! So I gotta make up that lost time on days like to today. .
But I'm actually super happy, because work is flowing in and I'm working with some lovely clients on creative and gorgeous sites! And I get to do it at home, in my pajamas, whilst watching Bob's Burgers and eating those white candy chocolate Easter eggs.
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How do you plan and make sure this doesn't happen to you?  I plan, but can never stick to them.  I'm obviously planning all wrong.  Please send help!
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#work #morework? #toomuchwork #badplanning #toomanypublicholidays #whydidisayyestomorework #imustlearntosayno #codepuffin #fullybooked #websites #wordpresswebsites #webdesign #wordpress #girlboss #durban #smallbiz #creativebiz #durbancreatives #howdoiplanbetter #perfectstorm #perfectstormapril #sendhelp #pleasesendhelp #iamcodepuffin #mynameisamy #webcreator #imakewebsites #whatislifeeven
  • VIDEO GAMES! 👩‍💻🖤💣🎮
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I love them. .
My family were lucky to have a Nintendo cartridge console for the tv and a gameboy when I was young.
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Endless hours of fun.
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Do you remember blowing out the cartridges when they weren't working properly? 😂
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And you couldn't save your game!  Wow.
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My mom, brother and I would sometimes spend the whole day playing Mario.  Taking turns to play so that we could try and finish the game.
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I have been seriously considering getting myself a Nintendo DS, but they have a pretty hefty price tag. But I really want one 😭😭😭 I'm trying to save up to buy some land so I really can't justify the spend.
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I will have to settle with cellphone games for now.
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Do you game? What's your favourite?
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#videogames #consoles #nintendo #gamerfamily #gameboy #gamer #ilovegames #codepuffin #ireallywantanintendods #ireallywantit #gimme #mynameisamy #iliketoplay #gamingculture #whyistechsoexpensive #saving  #delayedgratification #twomarshmallows #mario #nintendods #gamergirl #familyfuntime #tvgames #forthewin #beforeyoucouldsave #playallday #icantthinkofanymorehashtags
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