My family and I lived in Australia for three years. In order to keep family and friends back home informed as to what we were experiencing, I created our family website. This is very easy to do and does not require a lot of tech savvy.
Usually your internet provider will give you a certain amount of space for creating your own website. In AOL, it is called AOL Hometown. They advertise it as “the place to get your own page – you don’t need to know anything about Web publishing to get a free page in AOL Hometown.”
For Beginners? They provide the 1-2-3 Publishing Tool. This is for people who have never had a home page before. Their claim is that in in less than three minutes you can have a home page. They provide templates that make it very easy.
Once we returned home to the US, it was time to keep in touch with all the friends we had made overseas. My new internet provider came with the easy-to-use Site Builder. This again allowed me to create my own web site and to share photos and activities. There’s is no software to download and everything can be done online.
I haven’t updated the site in a while, but you can view it by going to the following link – http://sitebuilder.verizon.net/trellix/sitebuilder/f_edit_page.html
Trust me, if you have access to the internet, you have a very easy and inexpensive way to share all you are experiencing with family and friends while on assignment or even when you return home!