A more marketing-oriented website design

I’ve been blogging for almost ten years on various platforms. I taught myself HTML and CSS out of sheer curiosity and bouts of frustration. I settled on WordPress as my favorite content management system a few years ago and have been singing its praises ever since. Along the way, friends and family members started asking me for guidance in marketing and web development. As I explain on the About Me page, I’ve never minded dispensing some best-practice advice and cost-saving tips. But when the requests started piling up, I had to start charging a consulting fee.

 

The Backstory

About a year ago, I redesigned my blog to give it a cleaner look in case potential clients were dropping by. I added a consulting page with a basic fee structure that was linked from the footers of websites I’ve built for others. But over the past year, I’ve been pulled more and more into the consulting arena. I thought it was finally time to orient my website away from random musings and more toward professional services. Not much is changing with me, personally; I’m still working full-time at my day job. I’ve just decided to more actively pursue my consulting work than I have in the past.

 

The Blog

If you enjoy getting pictures of my woodworking, recipes, and sundry DIY experiments emailed to you, you’ll still get them the same as before. Nothing is changing with the email subscription or the RSS feed. You’ll really only see the changes if you visit the front page of ChadChandler.com. Just scroll to the bottom of any page and you’ll see an area in black linking to my “Hobby Blog.” That’s where you can find all of the content you’re used to seeing.

Here’s a preview of the new look. Click on the image to visit the site and take a look around.

Problems associated with the redesign are what’s causing some old posts to go out via email to you. Sorry about that. I hope the problem goes away soon. If not, I’ll move to another feed publisher.

 

The New Feature

I’m publishing a separate “Free Advice” RSS feed for those readers who are interested in marketing and public relations. You can subscribe to it via feedburner or add this link to your bookmarks to see the new content. If you’d like to receive these new posts via email, click here and enter your email. If you don’t want anything to change, then don’t change anything. Life will go on exactly as it was before.

 

The Beg

If you know of anyone who’s looking for guidance in strategic marketing, web development, search engine optimization, or social media integration, please direct them to my website. Even if my services aren’t a good fit for their needs, I’d be happy to point them in the right direction.

If you don’t know of anyone who needs help, but you’re on LinkedIn, you could “follow” my little company page.

Thanks, and wish me luck!

Chad

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