Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Here We Go (Again)

Here we are.

The very launch I've been working towards for almost two months now.

Welcome to CiaraPollock.com!

When I started blogging here four years ago, I had a laptop and a vision, a Nokia phone for photos and absolutely zero knowledge of how to put a website together.

Four years on, here I am with a better camera, and a teensy bit more coding knowledge. So, not much has changed.

Well, that's not entirely true - I've spent the last few months redesigning, coding, editing, tweaking, and tearing my hair out and I'll admit, I'm pretty happy with the end result. What I wanted was to give my site a fresher feel, a cleaner, tidier and crisper look, and a new vision. I wanted to ditch the old pseudonym and make it more personal to me, whilst also making space for my professional work and portfolio.

In the last few weeks, I've spent hours trawling through old posts on here - most of which you may not find anymore (sorry, but they were so cringe. They had to go). I think it's fair to say I've come pretty far in terms of, well, everything. My writing has improved, my photography has come on immensely, and I've learned a lot about web design, coding, etc. - not without a little help from a friend or two, and several tiresome evenings spent staring into this laptop screen.

I have come a long way, but there's still so much I can improve on - and I can't wait. I want to learn all I can about coding and design, for both this blog and for my career. I want to learn more about photography, and just be better. Of course, there's always room to improve when it comes to writing, too.

Most of all, I'm excited to get cracking into this blog, to get back to work, and to just enjoy it, as much as I possibly can. It's always been a hobby for me, but one that I hold close to my heart. The most important part of this whole process is, and always has been, the enjoyment I get from creating, and curating every little element as it all falls into place.

Thank you all for reading so much as a sentence of my work in the last four years, and especially for sticking with me the last few months. I can't wait to see where the future will take us.

Ciara x

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