How Smug is Your Mug?
Posted By: Lindsay
I have long dreamed of having my own website. I have perused the Internet looking at others who had done it envying that they had achieved what I had only dreamed of. I could only dream that someday I might be so blessed. So here I am acting out my dream, and is it everything I imagined it would be? To that I would say yes and no.
Designing the look of the sight was pretty easy and fun for me. My only problem is I could design a new website every week, but since that is neither productive or realistic I needed to be happy for some time with my design. I tried hard to design something that I felt reflected who I was by sight alone. So you will all have to tell me if I have succeeded at it or not. Here is another sneak peek ; )!!
It was also hard at times to mesh my dreams with reality. There was a fine line to walk between getting what I wanted, and realizing that it might not be practical nor possible!
It is equally difficult to not compare what I am creating to what Jennifer and Linda are creating. There are those moments where you doubt yourself and say “does this make sense?, will everyone think it looks cheesy and homemade?” (don’t ask me how a website can be homemade, but nonetheless I thought it). I think we have all equally had moments like this. We love and support one another, but it is equally difficult to not compare ourselves. One thing I can tell you with all certainty it that each of our sites will be as unique and different as each and every one of us is.
Smugmug is awesome and it has been an absolute pleasure working with them and their people. They have amazing ways to share, protect, buy, and sell images, and you even sign up for a free trial. How awesome is that?!! They have so much to offer and I can hardly wait to get my hands on it all.
Recently, I loaded images into a gallery for clients and I was pleased with how easy of was. It went smoothly and I was able to send it on to my client no problem. There is so much more I will need to learn as time goes on, but I can not express how incredibly thankful I am to Smugmug for being an instrumental part in making my dreams become a reality!!