As MyHindiHeart is undergoing some pretty big changes, I’d like to take a look at its evolution. These are my humble beginnings. When I started that blog, I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew I wanted to write. I also wanted the blog to look cool. Over time, I cared more about my writing, and a content-friendly design, rather than whether or not the blog “looked cool”.
I’ve compiled snapshots of what MyHindiHeart looked like throughout its lifespan, so far, and I’ve even included the concept design I created before I even purchased the domain name!
I knew that whatever the design would be, I wanted to incorporate warm colors. Orange, yellow, red… These colors represented my journey; travelling to India. These colors felt powerful, represented courage, reminded me of sunrises and sunsets. These colors also represented India’s majesty.
Despite my poor taste in the home page design, I knew I had found the perfect header image, when I customized a picture of the Amer Palace.
In the first few designs of MHH, I was without a logo. But I knew I wanted Lord Ganesh Ji as my logo – being an important symbol to both of us. It was Ganeshi Ji who appeared in my dream before I knew I was going to India. And so, one fine day, I had this logo designed. I also came up with a new tagline for MHH. The previous one, “Elements of Tomorrow” described the elements unknown about my future, and the mystery that represented… but it didn’t clearly define the blog itself.
Before I returned to India a second time, I found a content-friendly magazine style theme, and the new design was born! I love it, still. It’s professional looking, and over all very appealing to the eyes. However, it was very slow to load, and the complicated theme caused a lot of other problems on the website. Which is one reason why MHH is undergoing changes now.
Well, there’s her evolution! It’s crazy to see how far I’ve come as a writer, and how my website itself has evolved. I hope to continue to improve MHH for myself, and for my readers.
Well, that’s all for now!