Oops I did it again. Hopefully I'm not alone with my new to constantly change by blog design. I'm not sure what it is but it seems like I want to revamp this space every 3 to 4 months. The problem is...it's getting super pricey. Since I started this blog, I've always known that I want Aubrey Kinch to design my blog and do all of branding for this little baby of mine. There are two problems though: it costs money and I don't know what look I want. How am I supposed to know "my brand" when I just started a new venture. So I keep buying cheaper pre-made templates and paying for someone to install. Well this has just been a disaster on my part. I just installed a new template this week and I'm not happy with it at all. So this is what I've learned this week...
1. If you want to do something right, hire a professional. Even though my last template with Pipdig was amazing and the customer service was phenomenal, this isn't always the case. Search for reviews and if you find some, hopefully they are positive. Just because you're purchasing a pre-made template, that doesn't mean the developer isn't professional. If you're paying any price for something, you should receive quality service.
2. Do your research. Has this person received good reviews. Do your styles/visions match? If the designer loves gothic and you love shabby chic, not sure if you guys are going to have a productive partnership. You totally can have a great creative blend, but I'm not willing to spend my money and waiting to see. I have been following Aubrey Kinch's blog and social media for years. Our styles totally see eye to eye.
3. Every penny counts. Sooo this is what makes me most upset. I've spent so much money purchasing templates and tweaking here and there...I should have just hired Aubrey to begin with. Every penny starts to add up. I could have had a beautiful blog up and running and so much less stress.
4. I'm saving up and not making one change...until I do it right at last. It's like saving up for your dream Chanel bag, you're not going to be happy with your 10 Michael Kors bags until you really get the bag you want.
As always, thanks for listening to my rants and ramblings. Much love.