Tag Challenge: Day 22: A Website

Day 22: A Website for Kat...why is it so hard?

I have to admit, that I've been avoiding this Tag for the past few days, mainly because the majority of the websites that I frequent are the bog-standard every-visits-those websites, and I didn't want to say Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, because they're just boring aren't they? I mean, yeah, we all visit them practically every single day, but what is there left to be said about them, that hasn't been said a million times before?

So, I thought I'd talk about my own website (this might sound like self-promotion overload, but bear with me, because it really isn't!)

I registered my self-named domain over a year ago now (and boy, has that year sped by), but in those twelve months, I'd be amazed if the domain hasn't begun to feel a bit travel sick. My problem is that I want a self-promoting website that tells everyone who I am, what I do, and to encourage them to hire my services as a writer. That sounds really simple, doesn't it? And I can imagine a lot of you are thinking "you're a writer, it's what you do for a living", but it's actually not what I do for a living. I promote other people, other things, other services, I don't promote myself, and I have to say that promoting myself is not an easy task.

It's probably a self-confidence issue, hmm, no, it is definitely a self-confidence issue, but I just can not promote myself in a way that I feel happy with. I don't want to feel like I'm bragging about anything, but I don't want to play down on anything either. And then there's the question of what to include and what not to include. Do I write it from the first person, or the third person? Do I keep it 100% professional, or do I write it a little more casual and fun?

As a result, I have created more websites for that domain than I care to remember, never entirely happy with one, but I keep it until something better come along, and then I create another one that still just doesn't quite click with me.

A few months ago, I actually gave up trying, and the domain has been leading people to my Tumblr account instead, which is like a big compilation of several of my blogs. This, of course, doesn't feel right.

I just want to create a website that I've done for myself, and that I am 100% (okay 75% will probably do) happy with, and that just suits a need and a purpose, and that I don't feel the need to edit other than to keep it upto date.

Apparently, for me, that is too much to ask :)

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