I bought my own domain name, which is, according to 99.9% of writing workshop panel members, the priority in the publishing/marketing phase. (The other .1% think authors should be writing the next novel, marketing be damned.)
I chose a cool blue for the background template, and a picture of me with a Weimaraner that belongs to my dear friend, Jim. I can never figure out which dog is which. They're like clones. It's just a beginning/beginner's site, but I'm learning. I'm still fumbling with how to link my Facebook page to my website. Seems like such a simple task... no?
As a side note, and speaking of Jim, I've recently discovered the magic of yelp.com, on which Jim is a prolific writer. And quite a hoot. So, if you like reading entertaining reviews, look up Jim L's reviews (he's from Austin).