I have finally done it. I’ve created this website on my own!
It’s taken a few months of brainstorming, YouTube tutorials, dreaming, and consulting others more experienced than me. But my first website is finally here, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.
My ideas are still evolving and I am not entirely sure I am going with this. But for now, the core of KirstenTravels remains a travel blog – with a side of deep reflection – and as I chisel away at my ideas I’ll be expanding and developing little projects.
It hasn’t all been fun and games and rainbows, but I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed creating this site 99% of the time. So much so, that part of me thinks I should go into web design and development… getting paid to continue doing something I love doing would be sweet! Either way, my own ideas have been my pilot test, and although my skills still have a way to go, I think this is a pretty decent start.
My old blog was a WordPress.com website. Although I found its functionality limited, I certainly did not think I was capable of creating a ‘proper’ website alone. Thanks to a Workaway experience at this dude, concurrently working short-term for another dude, I realised that I am actually at the level necessary to learn some web design. What’s more, I have always enjoyed IT, so this was a welcomed next step.
I don’t want to keep this a secret anymore. The site is far from perfect and there might still be a few little issues such as broken links, misalignment of some headers, and so on, but the just of it is there. After all, I started my blog out with the purpose of keeping friends and family updated with my life abroad! It’s important for me to have this online for the remainder of my travels.
As always, I welcome any feedback, so please let me know your thoughts/comments/criticisms. Otherwise, have a browse through the site and enjoy!