I’m currently working to update my website. It is really fun to find things and rebuild…but that’s for a different post. I’ve found it pretty difficult to build the front-page content for this one though. My current page is full of me and my life, from showing tweets, links, television, and the like. I really like this type of lifestreaming approach, I even worked with this topic on the lifestreamblog website.
One issue I have is the shear quantity of information on the front page and the overwhelming presentation if provides. I love looking at it, but not sure anyone else really does. So in this rebuild I wanted to explore what’s out there to see if there’s some inspiration I can take in making a new site.
There’s some really great sites out there that look wonderful but it lead me to a couple key takeaways.
- It appears the average person doesn’t have just a regular site.
- Most all sites are now used to sell the person. There’s nothing wrong with this, but it means that all the beautiful site belong to writers, artists, designers, personalities, self-help people, etc.
- There are some developer sites that have a decent amount of “this is who I am”, but even these tend to be resume sites, not just “looky here”. Type sites.
Best place to find simple sites was that we’ve been IndieWeb lists. So I think I have some ideas, just wasn’t sure it was going to be this hard. More to come…