WELCOME! My Lord's.... TO ISENGARD!
Let's get right into this blog post....
Here's a list of all the pages that haven been recently updated...
I've been working all weekend on updating as much as possible. Here's what I've done so far.
Click any of these buttons to visit these pages.
Added new footage to these pages...
Added new photoshoots to...
Added graphics to these pages...
Besides the obvious changes I've listed here, there's a lot of other pages I've updated.
I've updated headers,
moved content around,
deleted some pages,
prepped some pages for newer content to be added
and tweaked some content on pages that needed some touching up.
(Just trying to make everything look a little neater.)
The End Game
My goal is to get everything from the past 3-4 years added to my site.
I would love to be caught up with everything, so when I have a photoshoot or filming session, all I have to do is create the content and add it to my site.
The problem is, when I transferred websites, I didn't hustle enough. (pauses to take a deep breath. that's heavy truth.)
I didn't work hard to get all my content added. I added enough and then got busy with work. Had a bunch of weddings, photoshoots, traveling, and the website was neglected.
I should have worked harder to add as much content as possible.
I know, life happens, but during my down time I should have made it a priority to add more content. And I didn't.
I chose to work on other things and continued to neglect the website.
All the neglect adds up.
So here I am, years later, adding all of this content that should have been added YEARS ago.
Some pages, the last thing I see on it is from 2017. That's 6 years. That's CRAZY! Other pages aren't as bad, with the last photoshoot or graphic or video being shown is from 2019. That's only 4 years worth of content that needs to be added.
But with having so many pages, the different time gaps can add up to a LOT of content.
Fortunately, not every section will be updated. Some pages have old content and it will not be updated anymore. It was stuff I made in the past, and I have no intentions of working for that client or organization anymore. But I still want to showcase it.
Motivated / What's to come
I have suddenly been extremely motivated (for whatever reason) to get everything updated.
I LOVE the newer content. How polished my creations are looking. I want people to see what I've been working on these past few years. I'm proud of my hard work and I have a website so I can display that hard work.
So I have been trying to add content as much as possible in between projects that I'm doing for clients.
Adding content from the smallest projects, leading up to my larger projects.
(like creating a portal to my weddings section. It's going to be a MASSIVE project that will take up a lot of my time. But I'm excited for it!!)
I've been making sure to put content in chronological order, as best I can, but as far as what pages gets updated next, honestly it depends on how "big" of a project I think it will be. If it seems daunting or as if it would require a lot of time, I move on to something of a smaller scale. Something I know "oh, I've only got 5 graphics to upload here. No big deal." Or I can analyze a page and see there's only 3 areas that need to be updated. The header, a gallery added, and maybe some text moved around. Now that sounds simple, right? A lot less daunting.
But when thinking of creating my weddings portal, I see in my mind how I want it to look, and I know there will be a lot of steps to making it look beautiful and also be functional. I also don't know entirely how I'm going to execute this idea, so it will be something I have to figure out along the way. Trial and error if you will.
That sounds like a bigger project, don't you think?
Please sit tight as some of these pages are still waiting for content. Still waiting for "something cool" to happen.
I'm working as much as I can on my website, my baby. My gallery. In fact, as I'm typing this, it's 1:25 AM.
I'm tired, my head is beginning to hurt, but I wanted to get this finished.
I love this place. It's like my house. And I want people to walk in and love what they see. I want it to represent me and my imagination, my creativity, my heart and passion for art and creating.
I want it to be obvious as well as beautiful.
I know it won't be perfect, so I try to do what I can and accept that "this is good enough, I need to move on."
You can get so stuck on perfection, you forget to move forward.
So I am trying my best to make it beautiFULL here, and move on to what's next.
I have 2 really big projects under my hat that I want to start working on, and I feel like finishing my website would help me to move on to those projects confidently and without the stress of knowing my website is neglected and underdeveloped.
That's it for now. I have more to update but this is what I've got so far.
Thank you for taking the time to read all of this.
You're a legend!
They call me "Lady", my name's Corinne