I would like to wish you a warm welcome for joining me on here on my website! I remember starting my blog a good few years ago, spending every day excited to get back to writing about all of the things that were on my mind at the time. Since then, I’ve been writing over on Medium, and I believe it’s finally time to start expanding my horizons. I wanted a place where I could continue to grow, a place that I could share every aspect of my writing life with you all. Sometimes, I just want to curl up with a cup of tea and ramble on about a book that I loved. As I’m learning more about what it means to be a full-time writer, I certainly needed a place that would soon come to reflect my work. I’ve gone back and forth with the idea, trying to decide whether it was a smart move to take up blogging again, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s probably the smartest thing I’ve ever done thus far. There’s a lot that goes into upkeeping a website, besides creating content. I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to learn as much as I can to develop my blogging skills as well as create a website that made me excited to return to work every time I looked at it.
I look forward to creating content on here, talking about all the wonderful reads that have piqued my interest, as well as documenting my writing journey. I want to share what I’ve learned thus far, and by giving this website a remodel, I truly feel like I finally have a fresh start. When I started toying with the idea to revist my old blog, use it as a launching pad to develop both a website and a Medium publication that allowed me to express my creativity and produce content I love. There are a few tools that I’ve used to start putting this website together and they are as followed:
- Canva: Here’s where I create my logos, headers, and buttons. There are a vast amount of templates, graphics, and photos to choose from to give your website a fresh new look.
- Pinterest: Everything from writing inspiration, learning how to design a beautiful website, or trying to figure out what to read next. The options are endless, and I don’t think a day goes by without me consulting Pinterest for something.
- Grammarly: This has completely changed the way I draft new blog posts or articles, because it helps me increase the readibility as well as pick out any grammatical errors.
I hope these tools help you as you’re embarking on creating a website to host all of your endeavors. I also just wanted to thank you again for taking the time to read this post and join me here on As She Writes. I can’t wait to see where this blog takes me, and I look forward to sharing my journey with you all.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post! Let’s stay in touch.
Anisa Nasir is a freelance writer and aspiring novelist. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and family. She’s the writer behind As She Writes.