Where do I even start on creating my own domain? Let’s start with the positive setting up my own social media was a piece of cake because I took video production last semester so I already had my own Soundcloud, Vimeo, Youtube channel, etc so I just needed to touch up my accounts and put some profile pictures and rebrand myself to pearlthecreator that was easy. Now the part where everything went downhill fast: when I started creating my website. First mistake, I keep forgetting that our UMW emails always go (persons name/lastname)@MAIL.umw.edu i’ve been going to this school for almost 3 years now but I keep forgetting that set up so I screwed over my email and put (my name)@umw.ed so I couldn’t get any confirmation email or anything so that blew. Second mistake, setting up the gravatar was an unbelievable nightmare because it couldn’t recognize that my wordpress account was the same as the one I used to create a domain so it kept asking me to pay money even though everything was free but in the end everyone was having the same problem so I just didn’t create a gravatar. The last mistake, because I couldn’t create a gravatar I thought I couldnt edit my website so I had to send a million emails to UMW DKC to see how to fix it but then I realized that on the domain of ourselves website there was a site directly connecting you to wordpress which fixed the gravatar issue. So if I only sat back and looked a little closer and used the correct email all this headache wouldve went away. Customizing my site was kinda easy even though there were a couple hiccups but in the end I was able to create a pretty good website. Even though I created more problems for myself in the beginning it all worked out in the end (even though I still dont have a gravatar) but I think this class is only going to get easier as the summer progresses.