Website updates are time consuming, but who cares when it’s so fun. Although, I have to be honest, my changes came from some great info I got at LTUE. One of the panels was on Branding Yourself. A lot of the focus was on having your site reflect your personality. Take a glimpse at the former site, but only a glimpse because it’s that bad.
Can you say bleach or Doctor’s Office? The only thing that suggested my personality was my favorite color, blue. But I picked the most boring neon and denim blues that ever walked the web. The cute little cloud/thought bubble added some whimsy, but they looked more like a sad rainy day than the fun I was going for. My site looked more like a poorly designed suicide hotline website. “Call in. We pass out dreary like candy.”
Not only that, I didn’t take pride in my blog post writing. I didn’t consider a few random typos to be a problem, and I didn’t care about the instructional tone my voice had taken. I had seen other writing sites with the same instructional tone, but it wasn’t my tone. My site didn’t sell me as either professional or fun. It was internet roadkill, a site you pass by because the limp remains aren’t worth noticing. Boring. Dead.
No more!!! I’m taking myself, and the way I present myself, seriously. But not too seriously, that’s not my style.
I’m not saying that this is the way my site will look forever, because I change website designs like I change sheets. If they stink, I waited too long.