I’m very happy today to introduce a complete redesign for Free Pursuits. When I started the site back in March of this year, it was on a simple design that relied mostly on the great Thesis theme for WordPress. About a month later, I developed a more official Version 1 that the site wore until yesterday.
This new version was built from the ground up, and it better reflects the journey that we’re all on to build a better lifestyle. I enlisted the help of the marvelous designer Andrew Lindstrom to bring the vision to light. The changes you’ll see for now are mostly skin deep, but the site is also ready to serve as a platform for some upcoming new features and sections.
The Sailboat Analogy
The sailboat that graces the top of the site is a great analogy for what this blog is all about. It’s also an activity I happen to love.
Here are a few ways sailing represents lifestyle design:
- Sailing is fun and rewarding, but it isn’t for everybody. Sailors are adventurous and full of initiative. Only 1 out of every 10 boats sold is a sailboat. Lifestyle design isn’t for everyone either.
- You don’t have to be rich to enjoy sailing. I’ve met both people who sail around the world after spending their life savings on a $20,000 boat and people who spent $20,000 on the dinghy for their boat. Similarly, pursuing lifestyle design can improve the lives of both rich and poor.
- Sailing is a great adventure, but there is work involved on the boat. Nothing is automatic, and it pays to plan your journey. Likewise, a better life is waiting for you if you’re willing to work for it.
Coming Soon: A New Reviews Section
There are so many great eBooks and resources out there that could change your life, but how do you know which ones are worth your time? This site will help you decide what’s worth downloading in our upcoming reviews section.
I’ll be writing reviews of eBooks and resources (both free and for sale) that I’ve found useful in my own quest for a better lifestyle. You’ll be able to leave your own ratings and comments to share with other readers.
Look for the new reviews section to launch in September.
Feedback and Bugs
I hope you like the new design as much as I do. I would love to hear your feedback. Also, if you find any bugs or anything that doesn’t work or look as you would expect, please let me know. Thanks for reading!