Willow wants a new website and I am going to design it alongside her. We haven't seen any sales from Etsy in years and it's time to move on. I don't know how long this process is going to take, or how the end product will look, but I want to share the experience. This blog is for my future self and for anyone interested. Below are questions we need answers to.
Q: Do you want to do blogs?
A: I love that I have a ton of DIY blogs, but I'm not certain about putting out regular new ones.
Q: So you want to keep past blogs? But not have new ones?
A: I'm kinda torn here, cuz I do enjoy helping others learn stuff.
Q: What about one blog per month or something? You could also blog about what ever you want. It could be more like a work diary. What do you think about that?
A: That's an idea. Yeah, I kinda like it.
Q: Do we have products you want to sell?
A: I do have pre-made stuff which can go up for sale.
Q: You're happy and proud of that pre-made stuff that we have had for years?
A: You might be correct about some of the things I have made, maybe not up to snuff with my skill level now. So I'm sure we need to go through stuff before deciding if we want to list it.
Q: Do you want new photos of those products?
A: That's a good question and I'm not sure on that. I will probably need photos for some products.
Q: Do you want to showcase your Cosplay?
A: I love showcasing my Cosplay because of how awesome and impressive it is, but it's not where I want to focus drawing in clientele.
Q: So you'd be happy to have Cosplay in an About Me section and some blogs?
A: That's sounds good.
Q: Do you want to go back to BarkGear?
A: I'm thinking about returning to Bark Gear for product marketing.
Q: What do you mean by that?
A: I like the focus on marketing a type of product. I think I could do well with dog stuff.
I can already tell that the site is going to be a major overhaul just looking at the page titles alone.
With five of the pages heavily featuring cosplay, and one with cosplay in the title, it's clear as day that this site is desperate for a new look.
I started crafting out of leather in 2011, and now I am making it my life's work. I am writing this blog to help myself remember some of the small steps in past projects, sharing my triumphs and failures, as well as my love of leather.