We all got miracles on our side, 'cause I done seen a few. -Roy Watkins

We all got miracles on our side, ‘cause I done seen a few. – Roy Watkins

I consider my website a series of miracles.

Seriously. MTM broke his collarbone a few days after I started assembling data. The week before launch, I had a setback with my eye and proofed everything half-blind. Pictures didn’t convert from my old site. Comments didn’t work. Posts went to social media with the wrong information. The header was wonky on mobile.

I struggled for months,
hoping for a miracle.

Friendship was my miracle. Someone swooped in and helped me get everything on track. Users probably didn’t notice a difference, but I finally spent time on my site without tearing my hair or screaming obscenities. I eased into writing a post per week, responded to comments, and otherwise spent very little time here.

New books require change.

With the impending release of Hard to Die, I knew my site needed a refresh. But did I really want to dig into the details and upend things? Especially when maintaining my miracle website was seamless for so long?

I sucked it up.
Check out the facelift all over my website!

Here’s a short list of enhancements to AndraWatkins.com:

  1. Check out my new homepage slider HERE.
  2. The service blocks under the slider contain LOTS of new information. Can you spot it HERE?
  3. Scroll over Books on the homepage top menu. A drop-down box contains new tools for readers, plus a complete page for Hard to Die.
  4. Scroll over Speaking on the homepage top menu. A drop-down box reveals new Speaking pages tailored to specific groups.
  5. Visit my Bio page HERE to see my new author photo.
  6. Come back for even more changes between now and November 1, the launch date of Hard to Die.

Now it’s your turn.

What can I do to make my site easier to use? Would you like to see something specific on the site? Is anything missing?



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