Is there such a thing as loving your website but wanting to change everything about it?
I get some wonderful comments on my site and I love being here, but in the same vein — I want to be there (points to somewhere random in front of me).
Last week I got an email from Google saying that my website isn’t responsive (viewable on mobile devices as per their guidelines). It pushed me over the edge and I’m at the point where I want to make some changes.
The problem with making small changes is that the original design and layout is still there, underneath it all. It is dictating the steps I take forward and I build off of it when I add new things. I want a clean slate.
But what about my brand?
I’m still me. I’m not making myself into something I’m not or changing direction. You will still recognize me. My desire to write, share and connect is still here. My posts will stay and I will continue on with my weekly newsletter. I just want to start over. I want a new wardrobe, so to speak, and I want my wardrobe to be mobile-friendly (responsive), and easy to use.
I want to say that it is going to happen overnight, but it won’t because I am going to teach myself how to do this all on my own. I used to code and create Blogger websites so I’m not completely lost, but I have a lot to learn in the six years that I’ve been away from it all.
I want to do this on my own because I want to understand my website. When something is out of place, I don’t want to be held hostage by my lack of hands on experience with my own website.
So you’re going to notice some things looking out of place. Alignment will be off here and there and the design will change around a bit. I am doing a lot of the adjustments on another platform first, then I’ll bring it over, but some of it requires updating this current layout as well. Once I have a good home page, I’ll bring it over and finish up.
For anyone who received our weekly newsletter today, I want to thank you for answering the questions on the weekly giveaway. They help me out and I read all of them.
Right now, I need to confide that I am nervous and scared. I’m feeling all the feels that normally keep me right where I am. Okay, that’s out of the way.
Here I go.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.