You all know that I have been thinking and talking about getting my own website for a while. Clearly I haven’t made the leap yet. This post is my entry to the Girl’s Guide to Web Design Scholarship course which, if I win, will enable me to create my dream site so I need you all to go and votefor me (the rest of the post is telling you why).
As you know, I am a writer. But I want to be more than just a writer. I want to be known as a blogger and as a creative entrepreneur. This is why I want my own website – I want to have a home for myself online, where all aspects of who I am and what I do can be found under one roof so to speak. I’m imagining a website that lets you know this is Tamara Epps’ space. I want something clear and easy to navigate, yet sparkly and unique; with space for my blog, my shop, my subscription service and ebooks, as well as any future ideas I roll out.
As I’m just getting started I don’t have any money to spend on getting professional help, and I’m not sure I am ready to let my ideas come to life through someone else. I have always been stubborn and independent which is why I love that this course teaches the students how to do it by themselves. I also know that my vision will probably change over time as I add new aspects and ideas to the site and I don’t want to have to rely on someone else to make that a possibility every time – I want my viewers to be the first to know about it.
I am applying for the Jetsetter Edition as this will allow me to move at my own pace, meaning I will be able to work around the limited energy I have due to my M.E. I love that they offer the course like this (as well as an 8-week course) as, for people like me, having to follow someone else’s structure can be a real strain on health – and often ends with having to drop-out or give up half way through. You all know that I am not a quitter, which means I tend to power through and end up putting myself back (I’m doing my best to work on this).
The competition requires that I tell you one secret fact about me. This is harder than it sounds as I always strive to share my secrets with you. So I’ll just tell you that, while I may actually be quite an organised person, I am not a tidy person. Ever wonder why I never showed you pics of our new place? It’s because I haven’t finished unpacking (I have a lot of stuff) and what is unpacked is strewn across the place.