On the other side of the coin, but linked to a similar degree of high anxiety that I experience with regard to running Winchcombe’s Open Gardens, these meetings are held in The White Hart pub in the centre of town! I am very pleased that the ‘burden’ of responsibility is now being shared with a few other volunteers, and we are slowly but surely making progress. I have designed a new website for the Open Gardens (OG) event and published it today – after getting very confused about the domain name status – I thought I’d purchased the latter a few weeks ago, but apparently that wasn’t the case, I had actually bought the hosting plan and that explained why the web registrations and SEOs were proving difficult! And that stands for ‘search engine optimisation’. Believe me, you don’t want to get wrapped up in this tech-world if a novice like me, as it’s like unravelling a knotty ball of string… very frustrating!
It was almost a waste of my time too, as I had to convince the various committee members linked to OG, and generally affiliated to the church, that nowadays a website is really expected by the general public. This is because the average of the committee members must be 75+years-old and the majority do not appear to ‘engage’ with this type of media - I don’t dare mention the Facebook page….!?