A year in writing — 2016

2016 is the second year I’ve written a post every week. This post is a summary of what’s happened over the year and a look back at some of the goals I had at the end of the previous year and a look at how things have progressed.

Maintenance week #4

Maintenance weeks are where detail website tasks, instead of a regular post. I spend time fixing bugs, updating grammar and posts in general, as well as adding featured images. It varies what I will do, and this posts serves as detailing what has been done.

Maintenance week #3

Maintenance weeks are where detail website tasks, instead of a regular post. I spend time fixing bugs, updating grammar and posts in general, as well as adding featured images. It varies what I will do, and this posts serves as detailing what has been done.

Maintenance week #2

This week is another maintenance week. The last one I looked at updating some posts. This week has been based around website maintenance. It’s been over the course of more than a week, as there was a lot to do. The interesting things I’ve added are SSL, updated the CMS and tidied up my server.

A year in writing – 2015

It’s been a year since I started writing weekly. This is the 52nd post, so it’s fitting to reflect upon the experience of writing over the past year. I hope to inspire you, to take it upon yourself, to write regularly. As I’m certainly not the best writer, but I believe if you’re knowledgeable of a subject, you should be sharing what you know.

Christmas gift guide 2015

As it’s the festive time of year, I thought I would add to the lists of gifts that people are writing. Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, not just for the gift giving, but it’s a time to relax and enjoy what surrounds Christmas. Usually there’s a bit of a designer spin on it, which is my aim, but I think they’re suitable for everyone. I own some of these things already, so for what I can I have provided a brief review. There’s a mix of things from notebooks to shoes, with varying price points.

Maintenance week #1

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a little while over the course of posting regularly. I feel it a duty to go back and refine some posts or make additions to them to improve them.

So there is no post as such this week. I’ve decided to go back and update some. I’ve listed each of the posts and changes I’ve made for you.

What I’ve learnt from 6 months of writing weekly

During the Christmas holidays, I made the decision to write blog posts weekly, at the turn of the year. Knowing that I couldn’t be sure, if I would be able to see through writing, for a whole year. I wrote 4 posts over the course of the Christmas holidays and decided that I would go ahead with it.

About version 5

Another redesign, another blog post. It’s the majority of what my blog posts are based around. With each version I say I’m going to blog more, but the redesign has never really focused on it. This was one of my main goals, to bring more focus to the blog. Then maybe it would add to making me write more.

About version 4

As the title states the obvious, I’m going to run through some of my decisions to redesign. Although I don’t feel this design is hugely different from the previous, it’s more of a refinement — although it doesn’t really look like it — confusing either way… Firstly firsts with this design.

About the redesign V3

Well another redesign, another run through it. V2 lasted I’m guessing around 8 months or so, not bad I guess. I grew bored of it as usual, though requirements of the layout changed in this one and something new is nice. So onto why I went for a redesign.

About the redesign V2

This post is just about some thoughts and processes I make whilst designing a website, but this one is about one for myself. As the saying goes “you are your own worst critic.” It certainly stands true for this, many ideas went to waste but I’ve got something I’m relatively happy with. I hope you enjoy the read.

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