(with Matching Journal)
Welcome to my brand-spanking new website. Isn’t it gorgeous? And slick? Yeah, I think so, too.
How did this come to be? How did my simple little website transform into this aesthetic wonder and practical powerhouse?
In an effort of near-Sisyphean proportions, my partner and web guru extraordinaire—Karawynn Long—designed and coded it for me. Here’s the 100% complete and true story:
How I Got A New Website
Me: I’m going to start blogging!
K: [snorts] Good one!
Me: No, I’m serious!
K: [stops laughing and gives me a skeptical look]
Me: Just because I’ve started blogging a half-dozen times before, doesn’t mean I’ll fail this time! This time I have a strategy.
K: Heh, I’m sure you do.
Me: I do! I’m going to write only about stuff that I’m passionate about.
K: But who’s going to read a blog that’s only about porn and soccer and crème brûlée?
Me: [pondering] Actually…
K: Don’t think about that too much.
Me: I meant topics like writing, editing, and publishing. About events in my life and their effect on me… about stoicism and sustainability.
K: Seriously, no crème brûlée?
Me: The problem is that my blog doesn’t match the rest of my site.
K: Yeah, that is a problem. I could fix that for you.
Me: I’d love that, but do you have the time?
K: [shrugs] Sure. I could use it as a portfolio piece.
Me: [who recognizes a good thing] Oh wow, that sounds… um… involved.
K: [after a few minutes of researching] Not a simple job, but I’ve got this. I’ll do a custom design for you. Might not be done by lunch though.
Me: Oh that’s okay. I can wait until dinner, no problem.