All Hail The Design Goddeses
I coded my first website when I was 14 years old. Since then, I've built dozens of sites on topics ranging from my obsession with the Beatles, to blogs (such as this one), to my various businesses. This might explain my severe lack of dating during my junior high and high school years... but I digress. Now I primarily utilize Squarespace's awesome templates, then add in my own coding here and there. This workaholic just doesn't have the time to code sites from scratch anymore!
I also do, like, 95% of my own graphic design as well. Y'all, web design and graphic design are ridiculously time consuming and tedious jobs. Plus they require a great eye and artistic intuition. I'm fortunate that 2 of my best friends are both graphic/web designers, so when I just can't any more, or need input or critique, they usually save the day.
For the past 5 years, I've had my tea company lumped in under the umbrella of my private healthcare practice. But now they've both grown enough that it's time to separate them out. So that meant creating an entirely new website, email, facebook page, and Instagram account. Then advertise them. It doesn't sound like anything much, but I've been working on this for 3 and a half weeks now. Creating the new accounts, settling on new branding (thankfully my bff is a branding goddess and gave me a lot of advice), updating all my graphics, linking all that shit together, creating new listings on sites like Yelp, LinkedIn, Google +, and then the biggest thing, making sure everyone you work with or ever have worked with knows about the changes so they can actually find you.
Oh, and at the same time, I still needed to run the day-to-day nonsense of all my businesses. And keep up with school (in case you're new, or missed it somehow, I'm in the last year of my doctoral studies). I'm also 2 weeks deep into a major EDS & FMS flare-up and am stuck using my cane, experiencing pretty severe pain, and I'm just overwhelmingly exhausted, and my cognative function is decreased.
But, it's done! It's glorious, and it's done. **does a little limpy-dance**
Well... Phase 1 is done. I have at least 2 more phases of changes coming to my private practice over the next several months to a year. I'm super excited, and thrilled to continue to bring science and professionalism to the Natural Healthcare community. BOOM! Time for a nap.