My website designer and I have been hard at work all summer on a little something fun: a fresh new look for DearEditor.com, my writers’ advice website. I unveiled the redesign today. Huzzah!
It’s been a labor of love. This designer, Theresa, was the first person I told of my plans to create the site, way back in 2008. Would it be a blog? Would it be a website? I wasn’t sure how it would function. I posed the concept to her and she didn’t hesitate: It’s a weblog and I’ll make it for you. Then she was all in. She took my design and made it web ready. Over the years she reworked the coding, switched-out old plug-ins and added entirely new ones, etc., as the internet evolved and mobile phones changed how websites function. The site stayed the same on the outside. Finally, recoding just wasn’t cutting it anymore. We were tired of patching, and internet programming had just changed so much. Plus, I’d also developed new features for the site that didn’t jive with the original format, and I just wanted something fresh. So, we decided to start from scratch. The fruit of our labors went live last week in a soft launch to work out the kinks, and it went official today with the big announcement.
To add to the celebration, I decided to give away a free edit of a picture book manuscript and a free partial edit of a novel manuscript via Rafflecopter in today’s announcement post on DearEditor.com. (The giveaway entry deadline is October 22, 2018.) I like to do giveaways when big things happen, and for me, this is a big thing. Long live DearEditor.com 2.0!