Aaaah, something to celebrate...
My little blog here has turned one year old!
I’m so proud I’ve made it this far and been able to reach so many design lovers out there.
I distinctly remember the day this new site went live.
Sometime after 10pm, on the night before the site was to launch, I was at my office recording my “video tour” of the site. Every time I’d start in, I’d mess up. I’d twist the words. Stutter. Say something stupid.
All I wanted was for it to be perfect. But I was too tired to do perfect. I think I must have started, stopped, and started again at least 20 times before capturing a take I could be happy with. (Below: Take 20, 21, 22, 23, 24...???)
The next morning I had a doctor’s appointment, just an annual exam that included taking my blood pressure, etc.
Needless to say, it was high. I felt like I’d been run over by a truck. Or run a marathon. Or birthed a baby. I was kind of in a stupor - even my doctor asked me twice... “Is everything okay?”
The truth of the matter was simple:
I was just experiencing that terribly spent feeling you have when you’ve worked hard on something, done everything humanly possible to make it perfect, and then pulled back the curtain on your creation for the entire world to see and, hopefully, love.
I remember wandering around, sort of brain dead. There had been so many last minute things to tend to the day before, so many details to check and recheck, so much copy to review and navigation to check. I wanted it to be perfect. The best rendition of what I wanted to put out there for the world to see.
So here I am, a year later, not quite where I hoped I’d be.
Although, at 86,018 page views recorded in May by 55,271 unique visitors, I think I’ve done pretty well.
But then again... I’m never really quite satisfied. I’m always searching, striving for more.
So I’m not going to sit here and type out a congratulatory post that pats myself on the back for "how far I’ve come", because I’ve got so much further to go.
I’m not where I wanted to be. I haven’t met my goal, yet. I mean yes, of course, I've attracted new business as a result of what I've done here, but there's still something lacking. A way to make this blog work a little bit for ME. So far it's been kind of a one way street. :-/
I’m not giving up. That’s why I invite you to stay tuned. This is a work in progress, with an end goal I’ve DESIGNED to be attainable someday, hopefully sooner rather than later. (Cause I'm not gettin' any younger! )
Thanks for visiting and for sharing my love of design and the business of design. Who knows what next year will bring?