My graphic/web designer, Eric Zempol of Thick Widget, was fantastic! He was able to take the site I had living in my head, create it and make it even better. While I needed his web design expertise to make the site, his graphic design skills were what I appreciated most. He helped make the site visually pleasing, easy to navigate, updated my logo and educated me in the process. Not only that, he made me laugh along the way. You’ve got to love a sense of humor in the people you work with! I would highly recommend Eric if you are looking for someone to create a WordPress site for you. Thanks go to my fellow muse Holly, aka soupatraveler, for connecting me to Eric.
My husband Patrick deserves recognition for the 350+ blog posts he helped manually edit. Moving from Blogger to WordPress is a daunting task with 715 posts to import! Even with researching and reading and following the best instructions I could find, the posts didn’t import well in terms of formatting. For a while nothing was readable with text and words all overlapping, and an html edit was needed to at least half of the posts to fix the problem. Enter Patrick, who saved the day and edited the html so I could focus on the rest of the content needed to get the site ready. I wouldn’t have been able to launch this weekend without him!
Thanks also go to my friend, writer Munk Davis, for his review of my text and feedback on the writing. I’ve learned the value of editing, working with Munk over time on my class texts, and my writing has improved. He’s a busy guy, so I value the time spent on review of my content. I always appreciate his feedback!
I also must thank graphic designer Renee Rodriguez of Renee Rodriguez Designs. I started the whole website journey by talking to her after I saw a beautiful website she created using the Big Black Bag site. While it turned out that Big Black Bag didn’t have all of the functionality I wanted and Renee and I didn’t work together, she was instrumental in helping me to think about and plan what I wanted in a site. The discussion and pre-work I did with Renee was incredibly valuable as I started working with Eric.
I wanted to take this moment to pause and say thanks to the people who have helped me on this website journey. I couldn’t have completed this project without great people helping me along the way!
Now, it’s time to get focused again on photography. I think I have a few photos to edit and new software to learn around here somewhere…