September was a month for sure. There wasn't anything particularly off about it but being furloughed for this long is messing with my head a lot as well as going through the job hunt process and everything going on with Covid-19 and the election and stressing if I'll even get called back. So I decided to distract myself by redoing my portfolio, something I've been meaning to do since I first created it.
I had done one around this time last year and was never fully happy with it. If you want to see it it's still live here.
- I bought the URL for my book blog but decided to focus my time and effort on other things so I switched the URL for that back to the free .wordpress version.
- Easy updates. I don't want to have to spend a ton of time working though the code to add a page, post, photos or projects. It's not that I'm lazy, I just want to spend that time on other things.
- I missed WordPress. Not going to lie. I've used WordPress at my past couple jobs and haven't had an excuse to create one in a while so it was fun to mess around with it more.
- I want to create WordPress sites for others and I didn't have anything that fully showed what I was capable of so this is it.
And the final result is here. I'm planning to update the copy after Halloween and I still have to do SEO on all the pages but for the most part it's done!
Have you used WordPress before? What makes you decide whether to hard code or use WordPress?