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My old landing page

I’ve wanted to revamp my website for some time, for a variety of reasons. One major reason, however, was that the old site didn’t have a Home page, and so my Blog became the landing page. That meant the first thing you saw was a bit like organized chaos. And while I tried to streamline my other pages, I was never entirely satisfied with the results. Then again, I built the website from nothing and I never claimed to be a techie type.

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In December 2017, I finally decided to bite the bullet, and hired Mary Hahn, the genius behind the layout of New England Antiques Journal. Mary got to work on my website behind the scenes in January, starting with selecting a color palette (I’d never considered a color palette before).

On Saturday, February 3, we went live. There were a few things that needed tweaking. Nothing major, a link missing here and there, some spacing issues with photos on the home page, that sort of thing, but nothing that couldn’t be fixed over the next couple of days.

The good news is that even though Mary has done all the heavy lifting, going forward I’ll once again be able to manage the website without her. That control was really important to me because I like to do things NOW (patience may be a virtue, but it’s not one of mine) and because I can’t afford to pay someone every time I need something changed.

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My new landing page. Don’t you just love the books carousel?

Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my website’s brand new look. It’s cleaner, easy to navigate, and hopefully, clutter-free. It’s a bit like cleaning your clothes closet, cleaning up a website. You know that sweater you haven’t worn in 3 years? I had information on my previous site that no one had clicked on in months, if ever. I summoned up my courage and hit the delete key. Guess what? It wasn’t that scary. If anything, I felt as though I’d given myself, and my website, a fresh start.

Now I’m off to tackle my closet. I seem to remember a navy blue pantsuit with extra-wide lapels…

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