June 24, 2024

This week’s process post has been all about setup and WordPress. Exploring the tools and watching videos online (on YouTube) on how some of the basics of the site worked was quite stressful. As someone who is pretty adept at technology and social media, everything seemed overly complicated.

Starting with the layout, I spent a good time figuring out my website layout. An article I found on Design helped to ensure I struck a balance between aesthetics and user-friendly navigation. I haven’t quite figured out how to implement these navigations, but adding photos is a must for design.

As I was trying to figure out what I was going to write about in my main post, I actually found myself heading back to the vision board I created last week (Figure 1). This helped me make choices that aligned with my goals and an overall theme across the site.

My vision board is lacklustre and very simple, but I think it provides enough of a theme. That way, visitors can navigate around and feel a certain way throughout.

All in all, this week’s installation (of Google Analytics) and blog posts have been vital in kickstarting this initiative. It’s exciting to see the website taking shape and evolving into what I visualize in my mind.

I’m excited to see where this blog will take me in terms of the knowledge I will gain, the accountability this blog will provide, and hopefully helping someone in the same position as me.

Mood board, white page with large black letters: Sleep, fish, shrimp, friends, family, school, gym, swim, reading, running and camping. Date: 2023 Pub 101

1 thought on “Process Post Week 2

  1. Wow, this is such a relatable post! I’m also trying to learn WordPress and it can be quite overwhelming at times. I like how you used the mood board to guide your design choices and keep your goals in mind. Your website looks great so far, and I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts. Keep up the good work, Shrimp dude! 🦐👍

    Here’s my mood board:

    |—————–|—————–|—————–|
    | | | |
    | A dark sky | A wilted rose | A broken heart |
    | with rain | in a vase | on a paper |
    | and thunder | | |
    | | | |
    |—————–|—————–|—————–|
    | | | |
    | A tearful eye | A lonely bench | A sad quote |
    | with mascara | in a park | “I am not OK” |
    | running down | | |
    | | | |
    |—————–|—————–|—————–|

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