Femiology.com – A popular Women’s Lifestyle blog. It contains blog posts in many topics, including fitness, fashion, health, recipes, hair styling, makeup tips, beauty tricks, crafts, DIY, etc.
Femiology was an idea I had back in March of 2013, and using a WordPress platform and freehostia.com web hosting, this famous blog was born. I originally had the idea of creating a women’s lifestyle blog that women around the world can go to for the latest fashion and fitness tips, and then spread that to beauty, lifestyle, recipes and cooking, etc. I did not expect that my website would become a popular hub for recipes and fashion advice when I created it. Currently, Femiology has reached over 1,600,000 visitors worldwide, and has over 100k pins to Pinterest, over 50,000 Facebook likes, and 5,000+ shares on other major social media platforms.
This 2-year old website was originally created for me by a friend who was a talented web developer, but he had no time to change the theme or fix bugs that it had collected along the way. I wrote all of the posts and networked with many other bloggers to grow the site into a popular, multi-million view blog. Femiology has recently changed themes, and I learned how to make the new user-friendly responsive blog all by myself, with little to no coding experience. Here is what the site looked like before I gave it a complete makeover.
Cafe 503 – A new food blog I created for an all-original Oregonian chef, Cindy Thomas. I sat with Cindy and took mental notes of the type of website she envisioned her family recipes would be shared on someday, then went to work right away perfecting the design. Using a WordPress platform, I created a powerful resource for her to post her work, and utilized search-engine optimization and social media to share her work.
With this blog, I incorporated affiliate advertising for the site to make money when her traffic grows (because I’ve seen a trend in traffic surges with food blogging), and eliminated bugs interfering with user experiences, and added a spin to it by adding a fun bubbly font that she wanted on her menu and widgets. I updated and managed the website properties and design while she created beautiful recipes and added them to her site. She also needed a simple favicon and website logo and header background image, which will eventually be a large automatic slider on the home page when she gets more posts up. In the meantime, she has a miniature slider of her favorite recipes on the right sidebar widget.
Cindy is very pleased with her website, and for a junior web developer with little experience in web design, to make a client happy is a HUGE personal success to me, and it fuels my motivation to continue working hard and learning as I go.
Corrithomas.wordpress.com – the site you are currently on, is a new website I created in less than an hour. I didn’t exactly create this one from scratch, seeing as how it’s on a WordPress platform, but I designed it and am adding all my work onto it. The purpose of this website is to show off my code, gain online presence and popularity as a junior web developer, display examples of code, and brag about successful websites I’ve built.
I created the banner last night using a random online banner maker, and used my own stock image from my most recent modeling photoshoot. I used a free domain and hosting offered by WordPress, and eliminated the “comments” feature to avoid potential threats and links from spammers.