I’ve recently begun puttering around with Weebly, making websites for… well, it doesn’t matter what for. The point is that Weebly has insanely easy tools to build a website, including TONS of templates to choose from.
And tools that you drag and drop to put on your page. Too easy! All you have to do is drag an element from the menu on the left to where you want it to appear on your page, and the website builder puts it there.
Want to add a block of text? Simple. Drag that little T in the upper left onto your staging area and drop it there. Voila! Write your text. Want to add an image? Bang. Same thing.
Just that easy. I wrote my own code for past sites for years, so I know a little bit about it. The control panel for putting together a Weebly site is ridiculously easy to use. I’ll never need to write my own code again. Though, if I wanted to, I could. There’s even an option for that. There literally isn’t anything you can’t do.
So why is it that every. Single. Website Tabetha Jones (Hoover, Saulters, Willis, Henley, whatever) creates for all her fake crap all look exactly. The. Same?
I’ll tell you why. Because even though Weebly’s building tools are so simple a toddler could do it, putting together a site does take time. Editing each page and putting original, pertinent information in place takes time. And it takes talent. There are images to upload (steal?), content to write, information to put in place. A layout to imagine.
Well, I guess I have my answer.
Does she have so many pages for so many fake companies supported by so many fake names going that she can’t keep up?
Does she just not care how they look?
Is she just too lazy?
Or is she just so lacking in creativity that she simply can’t think of anything original? On the sites she does edit, all she does is repeat the same blurbs from one page to the next. She either can’t or doesn’t bother try.
The one and only page she makes sure to fill in is the one that charges hundreds of dollars for services that any author can do for themselves for free. You better believe she sets THAT page up.
Well, that one and her anthology submissions page. She puts that one up before she slaps all those fake authors on her roster page. Gotta get the scheme in place, after all. After that, there’s all the time in the world to upload fake pictures of fake authors and models to bolster a dodgy, probably illegal business.
In short, if she can’t even manage to create a presentable, professional website for her business, what indication do authors have that she can create a legitimate, professional business?