Custom WordPress Blog
When Natasha told me she was ready to take the plunge and upgrade to a Custom WordPress Blog for her book blog design, I was so excited for her! There are just so many more possibilities when working with a self-hosted WordPress blog, in terms of both design and content.
The title of Natasha’s blog says it all: Natasha is a Book Junkie. She writes in depth reviews and interviews authors among other things on her blog. Self-hosted WordPress is perfect for a book blogger because of the category and tag system which allows her to organize her posts, widgets, and menus easier than wordpress.com or Blogger would.
The design we created is totally unique to Natasha and I had a lot of fun working on something different from my usual. Natasha’s request of a dark colored background and integration of a photo into the header challenged me to try something new.
I love Natasha’s philosophy on book reviews, that they are completely subjective and what matters most is the enjoyment of the reading experience. For that reason, she decided to go with starfish instead of the traditional star rating system.
Working with Katie was the most enjoyable experience I could have imagined. I loved her portfolio, loved her structured designs and attention to detail, but I also knew I needed to take her out of her comfort zone in order to get the website I envisioned. Most designers would have bolted, told me to lose their number at the incessant and detailed requests I made, but not Katie. She listened, asked questions and then one day sent me a prototype idea. I was floored. She managed to create everything I wished for and then blew me away with her incredible creativity! I watched my little site take shape, day by day, and when it was all completed, so much earlier than expected, I had the perfect blog. I still look at it today, months after it was finished, and I can’t believe how much she got me.
Katie is a gem and I have recommended her to so many people I have lost count. She is currently working with one of them and blowing them away as well. She is still answering my emails every time I do something she told me not to do and I need her to fix it, and she never loses that smile of hers. Thank you, Katie, working with you was and still is an absolute pleasure. Thank you for giving me MY blog, something I’m so proud to show off to everyone.
When I read this review from Natasha, I seriously teared up. I really can’t thank her enough for all of her encouragement and kinds words. We made an awesome team!