I’ve been building the new website on the Shopify platform, which is not just a solid e-commerce platform, but also an app ecosystem/store (similar to Apple). It’s a brilliant model, which is why their stock (NYSE: SHOP) is through the roof. I really should’ve bought when it was at $184 a share...sigh.
But in the meantime, our little Everyday Sabbatical business venture soldiers on. I’ve been updating placeholder photos and copy in the website template and testing different images and layouts to craft the new story. Luckily, the years in tech are paying off. Because I understand how Shopify’s data model is structured, I'm comfortable making changes and it’s been fun diving into the website revamp (although I have to keep reminding myself not to hit "publish" just yet!). At this point, I'm "just trying stuff," which basically describes the universe of product development and entrepreneurship without the fancy words. I hope you're enjoying these sneak peeks of the new site. I can't wait to launch the finished product sometime soon!