Friday, July 29, 2011

Birthday Project

For a while I have been wanting to redo this little blog to make it more appealing and convey who I am a little better, plus, the whole layout's pretty "meh" and could use a little pizazz.  So I asked Eric for his help in this endeavor since he's much more creative and understands this process a lot better.  After talking to him about it a little, he confessed that for my birthday he was going to buy me a website and help me create exactly what I want for my blog.  What a nice husband, right?!

Since then, I have been doing a lot of research and figuring out the type of blog I currently have, the type of blog I want and how to express that to all of you.  It's been a really interesting process to say the least.  When we began, Eric's goal was to be ready to meet with a designer by my birthday, August 11.  I feel like we've made a lot of progress, but there are still a few things I need to figure out before we are ready to go.  Like...

1. Figure out a new name - unfortunately, Away We Go is not available in .com and I don't want to get a more obscure domain like .us, .co, etc.
2. Come up with a tag line - It has to encompass everything I'm about in a few short words, and it's much more difficult to do than one would previously expect.
3. Decide on options/pages the site will have - this is mostly finalizing the sites organization
4. Finalize regular features - I have a lot of ideas for regular features, I just have to decide which ones I want to start off with.
5. Obtain necessary additions - Before diving into this new website, I want to have a tripod so I can take photos of myself, and Photoshop so I can make said photos look their best.

Hopefully I will be able to finalize these things within the next couple of weeks, and then it's off to make this unfolding dream a reality (fingers crossed).  I'll make sure to update on any changes that will be taking place, and you'll obviously be able to see it once it's up and running.  I have never seen the web design process happen before, so this is pretty exciting for me, and I'm super stoked to see how it all turns out.

1 comment:

  1. if you get a .com domain, you can still use wordpress and either get free (1 of the millions) template or get good ones from 20 - 50 dolars.

    wordpress compared to blogger is just so much better you have no idea. so many more pluggins and all the features are so advanced but it is easy to user at the same time. and you wont need designer.