Okay, my photography site is finished. Did you hear that? Finished…except for one, tiny, itsy-bitsy thing.
No, I’m not sharing the link yet. I’m not telling you the URL. I’m not going to give you a sneak peek (primarily because it’s nothing special at all. And the reason I’m not letting you go there yet is one that seems kind of silly: I don’t have a picture of myself that I can put on the “About Us” page.
I’m usually behind the lens, not in front of it. This is the way I like it. I’m not uncomfortable with having my picture taken, but I am a bit of a control freak and I like to be in charge of how the shot is set up, composed, and executed. Therefore no one even wants to take a picture of me, and I can’t blame them.
So because I never have my picture taken and my anal-retentiveness prohibits people from trying, I’m not ready to make my site public. Tomorrow morning I’m going to get in my “comfortable yet not embarrassing” clothes, make sure the hair isn’t ridiculous, brush my teeth an extra 30 strokes, and try to get someone at the office to take a picture. I would get Shari to do it since she’s gotten so much better at handling the camera, but she’ll be at school all day.
Regardless, I’ll try to get that last piece of the puzzle in place so I can show you guys my site tomorrow.
Keep in mind that my site is going to be temporary until that day when spending money on a website template from somewhere like BluDomain over spending money on new equipment is a wise option. Hopefully in a year or so I’ll upgrade the site.
Interpretation: the website is a simple, yet (hopefully) effective way of aiding me on the marketing side of things. I plan on getting most of my business through word of mouth and satisfied customers recommending my work to friends and/or family.
I’ll be needing some constructive criticism from you guys. I can use all the help I can get.