HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY to Love My Fire!
(Don't miss my big birthday surprise and giveaway announcement!)
Yep, on May 16th LoveMyFire.com turned two years old! (I know this is a day late, but for some reason I was thinking my site's birthday was on the 18th... *sigh* ... oh well, I guess it's okay to get confused and forget a birthday when it's for a website and not your own birth, right?)
Wow! It feels strange that I've been running this Kindle Fire fan site for two years now. This last year has FLOWN by!
During this second year I created 25 new pages of original content (articles, tips, tutorials, reviews, etc) for a total of 95 pages. With all the story submissions from kind site visitors, misc pages, and content pages there are now 136 pages on this site!
I was a little disappointed since my goal was to hit 100 pages of content by my site's second birthday but then I realized that in this past year I have fully UPDATED 10 pages! These updates have usually been a complete overhaul of an article, such as updating a tutorial (when technical things have changed) to keep the instructions current and accurate.
Some updates have taken almost as much time and effort as creating new pages, plus, I'm sure all you Kindle Fire owners appreciate having accurate, not outdated, information, don't you?
During this past year I also redesigned the entire website! First, I changed the page navigation from a vertical bar (which took up a lot of page space) to a horizontal bar which changed the layout from three columns to two.
I also completely redesigned the homage, added a really cool image slider to the homepage, new image headers, and made the overall design more pleasing to the eye. It was work, but it was fun and I love the new look and feel of this site!
The entire redesign required a LOT of work that I split into two parts, and I had to edit every single page to fix the way things lined up due to all the new space and moving around of stuff.
Here are before and after pictures:
Over time I added 20+ more questions to my FAQ which now has 58 frequently asked questions I've received, and their answers.
I've also answered over a thousand (or two) comments here on the site, on my social pages, and by email! Although I've been unable to answer every question I receive (there really are THOUSANDS of you and just one of me) I have done my best to help out as many of you as possible.
So, as you can see, I've been a super busy bee this year! Good thing I love doing all of this- really, I do- but I think I need an assistant! ;)
Now on to the FUN stuff: see my next post since I ran out of room in this one.