Recently, I revamped my website. I started over from the beginning so that I was able to make it all better than it ever was. As I did all this, I learned a couple of important lessons.
First of all, you have to be open to change. Always.
Often, when you start a task, you pick one way to do it, and you stick with that choice. When an issue comes up along the way, you find a way to solve it, even if it’s challenging to do with what you have already.
Sometimes, an easier way to solve a small issue is to rethink the big picture. Is there an easier way to do it?
There’s a certain satisfaction in doing things yourself.
My website used to come from a simple, free template. I added in my name and a couple of links, and I published it.
After some time spent looking at and disliking my website, I decided I wanted to rebuild it. And I would do it almost entirely from scratch.
When you do things like this by yourself, you can make them exactly how you want them. Going back to my website example, I was able to add things like a feed with my most recent Medium stories.
When you work by yourself, you don’t have to work with others’ limitations.
Finally, I learned that it’s endlessly helpful to research whatever you’re doing.
While I was remaking my website, I found many things that could have been done so much easier. There were things that I made way too complicated for myself.
When I remade the site, I changed these things, which made them better in many ways.
I know you might not have a website ready to remodel, but these three lessons can apply to a lot of tasks, such as writing.
When you’re writing, you need to be open to change, and you should know your topic pretty well. And of course, you should be doing it all by yourself.