A Big Warm Welcome

A Big Warm Welcome / The Blog at Amandaschoedel.com

All good things come in threes. Little pigs, Back to the Future movies, Hanson brothers...you get the point. So it's only fitting that I close out an already eventful summer with one more exciting change. In the past few months I got a new apartment and a new name--with a new husband and a new ring to match. Now I have a new website. (If you're reading this, you're on it. Welcome!) This launch marks the official beginning of a new adventure as I take the leap into self-employment. For the last few years I've been juggling full-time and freelance work, dreaming of the day I would become my own boss. This change has been in the works for several months now, and I am beyond excited to finally share the news! (I suffer from perfectionism, so it takes me a while to get my ducks in a row.) But let's back up for a minute...If you don't already know me, I've been designing and developing websites since 2010. I'm a creative-minded girl who's not so impressive with pencil and paper, so the web is my dream medium. I won't bore you with all the details. You can read them here if you're interested. I specialize in custom WordPress websites. WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) that's both extremely powerful and extremely easy to use. It's capabilities make it a perfect solution for any size project, from a 4 page informational site to an e-commerce site with 100 products. But more importantly, its user-friendly interface gives users the power to edit websites without any HTML or CSS knowledge. I don't believe you should have to pay a developer just to update an "About" page or change a phone number. It's important to me that clients be able to take control of their website when it's finished. I won't lie. Like any new system, WordPress has a learning curve and can take time to fully master. That's partly what this blog is for. The internet is overflowing with WordPress resources, but a lot of it is overly-complicated or written for developers. This is a WordPress resource for the non-geek. The information you need to successfully manage your WordPress website without all the tech talk. But it's not all business here. Weekly posts will also give sneak peaks of new projects and insight into my workflow. As for what else to expect...check back as the posts start to fill in and see for yourself!