What I Learned While Designing My Website About Narcolepsy
In the past few years, I’ve learned a lot about how to design a website. It wasn’t always easy and there were times when I wanted to give up, but I kept going because it was important to me. Now that my site is up and running (and looking pretty good), I thought it might be helpful if I share what I learned in hopes that it will help others who are trying to create their own website.
A good website needs a strong color palette.
One of the first steps in designing your website is choosing a color scheme. A good color palette will help you achieve two things: 1) it’ll make it easy for visitors to read your content, and 2) it’ll reinforce who you are as a brand.
The most important thing to consider when choosing a color scheme is the purpose for which this site will be used. You may want people who visit your site to be able to find what they’re looking for quickly and easily, or perhaps you’re focusing on branding, so having strong colors that complement each other will help set yourself apart from competitors (and make sure people know exactly who they’re dealing with). Your choice should also reflect the business goals behind creating this website; if you’re trying to attract investors or sell products online, then having bright reds might not be such a great idea unless those potential customers tend towards the more traditional end of the spectrum themselves!
When writing content for your site, include key words that your readers are searching for.
Keywords are words that your readers are searching for. When writing content for your site, it’s important to include these key words because they help you rank higher in search results and make your site more accessible to the people who need it most.
How do you know what keywords people are searching for? You can use Google’s Keyword Planner tool to find out what terms people are using when they search online. The tool lets you enter different phrases related to your business or topic and displays how many times each phrase was searched for during the previous month (in other words, how popular each phrase is). This helps guide you as you write content so that it appeals directly to potential customers’ needs and interests.
When writing about Narcolepsy on my blog, I used some of these keywords: “narcolepsy,” “narcoleptic,” “sleep disorder” and “narcolepsy symptoms”—all phrases which appeared frequently when someone searched online about Narcolepsy symptoms or treatment options available through doctors today!
Be strategic about where to place ads on your site.
As a blogger and writer, you have to treat your website like a business. This means that in order to make money from it, you have to be strategic about where you place ads. If there’s one thing I’ve learned while designing my website (and it was a hard lesson), it’s this: don’t place ads on your homepage or landing page.
Why? Because these are the pages that people visit when they’re interested in learning about what you do—and often times will come for information but end up staying for entertainment if they find the content interesting enough.
If someone is looking for something specific on your website such as an e-book or giveaway item, then sure! Place an ad there because chances are good that those visitors are in fact ready to buy something from you immediately. But if they’re just browsing around trying to figure out who exactly this person named “Cynthia” is and what she does for fun (and maybe even why her name sounds familiar), then definitely do not put ads on those pages!
Here’s another thing I learned: don’t place ads anywhere that takes people away from your main content (for example, don’t put them next to social media buttons). Why? Because most readers won’t click through anyway—they’ll just exit out of their browser window instead of hitting “like” or commenting directly on Facebook or Twitter posts themselves! So why waste time trying to direct traffic elsewhere when all those clicks will just come back again anyway…
I found that having free e-books and giveaways for my readers was a great way to build my email list and give back to them.
I found that having free e-books and giveaways for my readers was a great way to build my email list and give back to them. I have given away four different e-books so far, including:
- The Best Sleep Medications For Narcolepsy
- What Are The Best Sleeping Aids For Narcolepsy?
- How To Improve Your Sleep With Natural Remedies (This one is FREE!)
- Help! My Child Has Narcolepsy! (coming soon)
Make sure to include social share buttons so that your readers can easily share your content with their friends and family!
Social share buttons are a great way to get more exposure for your content. Not only will the readers who see it on their social feeds be able to share it with their friends and family, but those who read the shared posts will also be exposed to your site. This can help build an audience for your blog or website!
If you have any questions or comments about this post, feel free to let me know in the comments below!
By sharing my experience I hope that others can learn from it and create an amazing website of their own!
I want to share my experience in hopes that others will learn from it, and maybe even create their own site!
- Be honest and open about your experience. I was so embarrassed by narcolepsy that I didn’t want anyone to know about it. It’s okay if you’re embarrassed by something or have something to hide—I’ve been there too! But don’t let embarrassment stop you from sharing your story. You have a lot of power as a writer: Your words can help people going through similar struggles understand what they’re going through, and provide hope for those who are struggling with the same things (or different things). You can also help friends, family members, co-workers, etc., understand what’s going on with them better than any doctor could ever explain it (because doctors aren’t writers).
- What did you learn? What would you do differently? What would stay the same? How has this changed your life/your business/your family’s lives? If someone else were creating their own website now based off of this guide/how much has this changed how I do things now vs before starting my website project?
I hope that by sharing my experience, I’ve helped you to feel more comfortable if you were planning to design your own website. If you have any questions about how I did what I did or what it was like working with a web designer, please don’t hesitate to reach out!