If you’re a regular visitor of anotherjennifer.com, you’ll notice that the website has gone through a complete re-design over the weekend. My website and hosting were upgraded, and I’m super excited about it (or “super duper ‘cited,” as my 3 year old would say).
When I started the another jennifer blog in Feburary of 2010, it was a simple personal blog hosted on WordPress.com. I had been blogging elsewhere, but I didn’t have a space that was completely mine.
I remember trying to get my first post up – because no one wants to visit a blog with the default WordPress post on it – as my two boys ran around me.
“Just give me a couple of minutes, and I’ll be all yours!” I yelled.
It’s no wonder that first post was called “This too shall pass.” (You should check the post out, if only to watch the OK Go video that’s embedded in it.)
While slow at first, the blog did grow and so did my ambitions of writing full-time. I ended up started another jennifer writing lab and made it my full-time gig in July of 2011.
All has been going well. My blog was invited to join BlogHer, and my business is keeping me super busy doing the things that I love – writing and advising people on their marketing efforts.
I’ve wanted to update the look and feel of the site for quite some time now. The original design worked when it was for a simple personal blog without much of a purpose besides my own entertainment. At some point, I decided to switch to a self-hosted WordPress website and used a free theme to design it.
As I added to the website, it became painfully obvious that I needed to use something more than the free themes that were available to me. Then, it became obvious that I needed to find a web developer. I’m technical, to a point, but I also don’t have a ton of time or patience to get the job done right.
So, I worked with Amy and Debbie at Flying Change Webs & Graphics, who were able to take all the bits and pieces that I wanted and put it together to make the new anotherjennifer.com you see now. I’ll be writing more about the experience, because I think it will help a lot of my clients. For now, I’m soaking in the new website.
What do you think about the new website? I’d love to hear your feedback!