There's nothing like a deadline. And having a baby in a few days is certainly a formidable one!
Actually, it's more like I had a list of stuff I've always wanted to get to, so waiting around for baby to arrive has its advantages.
This week, I took to Pinterest to start some projects I've always envisioned but never found time to tackle.
Designing Song Lyric Excerpts
First up, I wanted to present my original song lyric excerpts in a fun and engaging way, and then link them to the songs themselves. Thus, my "Lyrics to Live by" board was created.
My hope is that people who are unfamiliar with my songs will be intrigued or moved by the excerpts and want to read all the lyrics, or even listen to the songs.
My design skills are limited, but it was a blast to express my artistry as a songwriter even further in this manner!
Compiling Clever UX Content Writing Examples
Always seeking to balance out the two aspects of my professional life, my next project was to take the folder of screenshots of content writing samples that have impressed or amused me over the course of the past year and link to their respective websites of origin. The result is my compilation of Clever UX Content Writing.
Even the most seemingly insignificant content on your website can go a long way in creating a fun experience for your users, members or visitors.
You'll smile and/or laugh at some of the silly, even snarky, ways companies interact with their customers. Like Groupon giving you a chance to inflict pain upon a staffer; it's all in good fun, and all to build a rapport to put you in a good mood and keep you coming back.
As both a writer and a customer of these sites, I admire the decisions to express themselves and their brands in engaging ways.
Take a look; what you see just might inspire you to do similar things with your site content!
What kind of boards will you create to stretch your artistic muscles or help others discover your work?