It all started a few days ago when my website decided to hate me yet again. I don’t know what I did to make it so mad at me, but it basically cut off all communication with me and I was unable to resolve the problem (I’m referring to malfunctions in my coding, by the way). Nothing was working right. I won’t get into detail, but if any of you tried to view the blog on Tuesday you would have noticed a mess. Needless to say, it was a very frustrating day and poor Paul and Rusty suffered from my bad mood.
So, Paul began to do research (of course he was researching!) on how to fix all of my problems (funny story – when I called Paul my voice was very upset. I told him I hated my website. The first thing he said was, “What did you do this time?”…men…). While he was doing that, I was multitasking on Pinterest, researching better themes and websites, and revisiting our Jamaican honeymoon on Couples.com (I do this a lot when I feel like I need a vacation).
Anyways, long story short, I found a new website and am absolutely in love with it! I designed almost everything you see right now! I never felt like I had the freedom to really make my last blog my own and it was very frustrating at certain points. As a photographer and business owner, I want my own “look.” Branding is such a huge thing when creating a business. Every well-known business has their “look.” When you see the colors red and yellow, some of you may think of McDonald’s, and if you didn’t you will now! Target has red and khaki (employee uniform). Even certain photographers have their own look. When I see certain photos I can tell who the photographer is just by the editing and style of the photo. I want my photos, post processing, and branding to be my own look. Sure, other people use blue stripes and such on their website, but at least now I feel like it represents me, to me. :) Plus, whenever I look at the colors I think of the ocean. And perhaps every time you come to visit the blog, you’ll think of the ocean, too. :) Since we’re talking about the ocean and such, take a look at Paul and I on our honeymoon in October 2011 – I love this one.
This was seriously our daily routine. We’d wake up and say, “Well, do you want to go to the pool, hot tub, swim-up bar, or the ocean?” The ocean always won. :) Thanks to our wonderful friends, Dana & TJ, whom we met on our trip for this photo! Photography wasn’t even a gleam in my eye at this time so we brought a crappy disposable camera.
I know I have a long time before I accomplish this goal but I am going to be working very hard this year on focusing on creating work that is “me”. Plus, as Paul always reminds me, I change my mind A LOT. As a child I used to change the furniture in my bedroom about once a week. In my head I’ve been changing the wall color in my house for months. I’ve changed this blog design three times since I got it 3 days ago! I’ve changed my logo a zillion times. I’ve changed my post-processing flow a trillion times. Luckily I don’t change my outfits 3 times a day. Just 2. :)
Anyways….my most recent change in my mind….wanting to have cottage, beach decor in the house (don’t worry, Paul…). Naturally, I’m indulging on Pinterest tonight. Happy Friday to me! :)