No surprise here, I've completed the same website (my website) what feels like 300x. It was never about getting more hits or increasing exposure. It really wasn't any reason other than perfectionism at it's worst. It feels socially unacceptable to launch something that you feel ISN'T perfect. I know many creatives and professionals have been here before, too because I read about it a lot. It's also funny how many times you think you are close to "launching" your "personal brand", only to realize your brand and website suck ass.
I relaunched this most recent version of my website to demonstrate professional work, photography and blogs. The part I struggled with for a long time was creating a personal brand that was able to incorporate professionalism, as well as creative content and (most importantly) have the ability to evolve as I grow over time. I have gone back and forth trying to figure out an appropriate balance. I'm not saying that I've found it, but I'm as close as I'll ever be.
Inspiring Quote: Reid Hoffman (the founder of LinkedIn) once said, “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
Eventually, I will track current projects, books I am reading, as well as articles that are important for individuals interested in the same things -- success, web design/ development, digital marketing, branding, social media, technology, business, etc. you get the point. My goal is to become a consultant for creatives in the professional world and a creator of online business. Specifically I'd like to learn how to create successful digital publication. More to come on this.
End Statement: I am using my website as a platform to record my process and document journey. This is my last "first" post.
In 2018, I was in a design class that asked us to put together a few mood boards demonstrating our interests and likes. I created three versions: One with 5 moods, eight moods, and forty moods.Read More
I relaunched this most recent version of my website to demonstrate professional work, photography and blogs. The part I struggled with for a long time was...Read More