New beginnings to follow your bliss
Every day is the start of something new. It’s happening all the time, but most of the time we don’t notice the slight changes that occur. I decided to change the banner for my Inspirational Insights (see box on right). I wanted a new one to reflect the changes in my own journey.
I am moving further and further away from one to one coaching, so it makes sense to move towards what I am spending my time on. The first step was to create a new banner. Tweaking here and there, you can see the end result in the picture above. Short and sweet – it does what it says on the label. No call to action, no strap line, just ‘Jan Marchant’s Inspirational Insights’.
Next step was to go into my auto responder account to update the Insights that are already written, waiting to be sent to the people who have signed up for them. I’ve already written 110 Insights, with a new one added weekly, so this is no small task I have set myself.
It would be much easier to leave it as it is. After all, who would know any difference apart from me? But it’s not really an option. If I’m learning and growing, then change is the outcome. The new banner reflects one of those changes.
In all honesty, I’m not finished yet. I’m up to Insight No. 71. Rainy weather meant I had more time indoors, so I used it to get started – secretly pleased that the weather was abetting me in my plan.
Easy peasy. No, not really. What happens when you decide to change one small thing? You start to look at what else is there and make small tweaks as you go along.
I found that the font text was all over the place, so I knew that each one would need to be adjusted to ensure that the only difference was the text for each Insight. I’m no expert in the language of the web, suffice to say that it’s not like tweaking document text.
It appears to have a mind of its own sometimes and one small change led to challenges that had to be worked out to continue. Text changing font or font size was the least of it. But I soldiered on gamely, in the knowledge that at the very least, I would have a better understanding of how the code for web text works.
My update will be finished in a few days. I could sit back and pat myself on the back for a job well done (well in my eyes at least), but now I have started on my new beginnings I want to continue. The free ebook is next on my list for updating.
I want to share any new thoughts on living your best life. Giving others another option in their quest to well being and happiness makes my heart sing.
And you know what they say. Follow your heart, follow your bliss – it’s a no brainer really.