As some of you know, about a year ago I started freelance editing and writing. It turns out that having a website to showcase your portfolio is super helpful (surprise!), so over the next few weeks I’m going to be making some significant changes to this website. You can actually see my first change already: I registered my new domain name using my new last name! One reason I’m excited about this is that Andrea Umfleet has a lot fewer search results to compete with than Andrea White (310,000 to 981 million), which, yes, I did check prior to my first date with Marc. AndreaUmfleet.com it is!
I’ll also be updating the design of my website to better promote my new business. As much as I love the current design of my blog, when I originally chose it 5 years ago, the only thing I needed was a way to give my friends and family a glimpse of my time on the PCT, and later, in New Zealand and Montana. Once I’ve finished updating my website, I’ll still have the blog, but the landing page and most of the website will be dedicated to promoting Trask Mountain Editing and all the fun things I do through that!
My plan is to continue to blog about my travel/backpacking fun on this website, but also create content focused more on my business. As I’ve been researching ways to make a peaceful transition, it seems like I’ll be able to create separate RSS feeds so that people who only want to read about travel/backpacking will be able to sign up for just the travel/backpacking posts, but I haven’t gotten that far into this process yet.
All that to say, if you get some random emails as a result of these changes, I apologize! A cluttered inbox is the worst. I’m hopeful there won’t be too many notifications.
When I figure out the details, I’ll make a new post to explain how to sign up for only the travel blog posts (if you’re interested). Until then, Happy Thanksgiving! And if know anyone who needs a freelance writer, let me know 😉