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24 August 2016 @ 05:08 pm
One Hundred Days of Happy - Day 22  
I kinda let this little 'event' slip, but I really need a touch of the happy today. It's not like anything heart-rending has happened, nah, but I've gotta stop catching whiffs of fandom pettiness on Twitter (usually not from my own timeline, but trickling in from the periphery) and I'M WEAK AND HAVE TO SNOOP and then I see things I'd rather not. So. Snuggle me in your mothering arms, LJ. At least for today. ;)

Anywho, some happy! I've always hated my 'pro' website because 1.) it was ugly and 2.) um, well, it was ugly. And also, kinda scattershot and too full of fandom things for professional uses. It's tough for me to brand myself and I'm a pretty dubious web designer, but I found a free site that's user-friendly and not too obnoxious, so I cooked up a new, streamlined, greatly improved portfolio site: quickreaver.com.

Feel free to check it out and leave me a critique! Test the links. Suss out bugs. Make suggestions! I have yet to add a shop with non-fandom work; I don't have much stuff to peddle yet, but it's forthcoming. For the time being, I'm happy I made something that's usable, somewhat professional, and not boring or (hopefully) over-the-top. Eventually, I'll upgrade to the paid version and get rid of the ads, and as I hone my brand (whatever that turns out to be), the inventory of images will grow and evolve into...something? Apparently I have a lousy time taking myself seriously as a professional, yep.

But I'm happy I finagled a portfolio site, so there's that!
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: 'Dream On' - Aerosmith
 
 
 
The indefatigable Mrs. Griffin: gone fishin'quickreaver on August 25th, 2016 02:16 am (UTC)
Great advice, all of it! I've flashed the site at my non-fandom art buds too, and it's fascinating how different--but not conflicting--the feedback has been.

The only thing I may not change is the content of the SM accounts, because part of growing a 'fanbase' is letting people into your life a little, sharing familiarity and some degree of friendship. When I start working on more original art, though, there will be more of that in there, and less bric-a-brac.

Thanks, lady! *smiiiish!*
theatregirl7299: WC-SPNtheatregirl7299 on August 25th, 2016 02:35 am (UTC)
Hugs you back.