Making a Change
Content First. Design Second.
I have been a web designer for nearly ten years. During this time, I have noticed that a majority of businesses view a new website as just colors and layout. They have neglected the most important part of their site: the content. The content is always last to be addressed, and most often it is copied from an old and outdated site. The copying of old content includes all of the grammar errors and typos, as well.
So I am making the transition from web designer to content writer because I believe the content for a website must ALWAYS come first and should never be neglected. The writing may be an organization’s first impression to a new client or customer.
Best advice for writing web content:
- » Keep it simple.
- » Don’t use industry jargon.
- » Be grammatically correct.
- » Sound like a human.
Once the compelling content has been achieved, the website’s design will fall into place.
A Little on Everything
Most people don’t know how much I love cycling. I spent the greater part of my early twenties traveling around New England and going to bike races. I can tell you everything you need to know about road bikes, the components and the gear, and the strategies of road racing. I get excited and shout […]
Help me raise money for cancer research Pelotonia is a little over two weeks away, and I’m very excited. This is the first year that Eric and I will be participants, and we’ll be riding 50 miles from Columbus to New Albany. Eric will be representing Team ScottsMiracle-Gro, and I am proud to be riding […]
I made this video while riding in the backseat of Chris’s car on a ride up to Hudson, Ohio, which is outside of Cleveland. Like most of my creative ideas, this one came as I was waking up after the SNAP! show. Doing my usual thing, I took pictures and videos throughout the season. And fortunately, I […]
Just last week, I was able to meet the two men who have inspired me to write my blog, The Minimalist March. Meeting Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists, was rather exciting for me! They are on a 100-city book tour discussing their recent book Everthing That Remains. To add to the experience, my good friend, […]
A few months ago, I was searching for something to write about. Yes, I write on various topics for my own website. But I wanted to begin writing on something specific. I spent a few weeks brainstorming and writing down my thoughts in Notepad. In order to write successfully, I feel that one should be […]
I celebrated the kick-off to spring break with an epic 80′s night at Otani. Here are the classics that were sung with perfection! (And, yes, there was dancing ala Molly Ringwald.) Everything She Wants – Wham! Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order […]
I’ve had a Flickr account since 2007. I am not sure how I found it, but there is a group called “What’s in Your Bag.” People take out all of the contents of their bags, take a picture, and post the photos to the Flickr group. Some display their contents in an organized fashion, and […]
I did a lot of organizing and packing this weekend because it is time to move. Of course, it’s one of those things where you never realize how much you have to do until you sit down and take a look. Fortunately, this move was quite easy. I moved my blog. My blog is now […]
There aren’t too many Thanksgiving Day movies, but here are two of my favorites. I must like both because they’re both directed by John Hughes. Planes, Trains and Automobiles Starring Steve Martin & John Candy Dutch Starring Ed O’Neil and Ethan Embry
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! On this holiday, people are getting together with their families and enjoying the general company of being with each other… that and all the food. On this day, I always think about my best Thanksgiving Day ever. It happened when I was a flight attendant. A Holiday is Another Working Day When […]