Tip of the Day: The 12 Months of Debsmas starts today! What's this you ask? Well, each month on the year on the 15th, the 2009 Debutantes are giving away a gift bag full of 30 "treats, delights, novelties and oddities donated by the authors of Debut 2009!" So cool, you must check it out!
So lately I’ve been obsessing about my Web site. Translation: nagging my dear husband to make me a New! Cool! Fun! Web site.
It’s not that my Web site is bad or anything. You can look at it—KristinaSpringer.com. It’s just I keep seeing other cooler YA author Web sites and I want mine cooler too (I’m such a follower huh?)
Like, have you seen Cheryl Renee Herbsman, or Stephanie Hale? Or one of my all-time favs, Simone Elkeles? So freaking cute. I would LOVE a site like theirs but maybe I should start with something simpler until I have more books?
I do like the idea of a site where your recent blog posts generate to the front page Like Meg Cabot has, cuz she’s my hero you know. And it provides new content all the time on your page. I noticed Mandy Hubbard’s cute site does this too if you hover over her blog titles. My site has my blog too but it shows too many. Maybe I’ll keep that feature but modify it a bit.
Or maybe I need a cool, beautiful site like Carrie Ryan’s? Though, my books are more light/fun so this might not work.
Ugh. This is hard!
I need something that says cute but isn’t necessarily tied into my book cover or anything. Especially since, I don’t know what my book cover looks like again. Oh yeah, about that. My pub has decided to come up with a brand new cover. Let’s all cross our fingers for super cuteness! But back to web design. Sometimes I think it should tie my main site in with coffee anyway or a café or something. Just because I’m such a coffee freak. But I don’t know. Should I stay away and do something just generically cute?
So anyway, we are still just at the discussion stage of the new site—anyone want to pipe in with some ideas for me?
Kristina, Miss Delighted to Debut