Site Redesign – Input Requested
Hello hello, friends! As you know, I have been working hard these past few months to turn this blog into something a bit more professional. Professional, but with a continued heavy influence of fart jokes and “that’s what she said” comments. It’s a thing.
As I think about the long-term plan for this place, I keep coming back to wanting to redesign the site. I am currently using a template from a company that is fine but is not customized for me. I have been on a waiting list to formally apply to the waiting list (yep, that’s a thing) for a company whose work I admire. The waiting list will open later this fall, and then I have to wait in a queue for my turn. I’m the kind of impatient person who will yell at the microwave to hurry up, but for this, I am doing my best to bide my time.
While I twiddle my thumbs, it gives me ample opportunity to think about this space and how I want it to look and feel. My hope is for something fun, user-friendly, easy to navigate, and makes you smile.
But while I have ideas, I am not actually the end user. You fabulous people are! Thus, I’m hoping to pick your brains today in an effort to make any potential redesign kick ass for all involved. If you have a few minutes to answer some questions, I would greatly appreciate it. And while I’ll look at all the results and compile them into an Excel file (#nerdalert), I may not be able to implement all suggestions made.
Please leave your answers to these questions in the comments:
- What is one thing (or a few things) about this site that you’d like to remain after the redesign? I’m talking more about the navigation of the page, not my writing topics, or things like that.
- What is one thing (or a few things) you’d love to see improved? And yes, I hate the ads too. But until I can figure out a better way to monetize, they are part of this place. 🙁
- I’m not looking to copy any other bloggers, but would you like to share a link to a site that you love? What is it that you love about the site?
I so appreciate your time in advance as I spiff things up!
Really, I don’t have anything I would change, you have less ads/popups than many bloggers and I can find any recipe I know you listed. (seriously, nobody expects All recipes search capacity for a food blogger). I can’t think of constructive feedback for changes…keep coming back for the humor, recipes and a healthy dose of the reals.
I’m stealing “a healthy dose of the reals” for the new site. I’m serious. Good thing you didn’t trademark that!