I’m a very visual person – I need to see to understand. Creating new things, for me, always starts with a diagram of some sort. It might be a data flow diagram for a program, or some scribbles on a napkin for a dog run, or as in the case of this page, a mind map.

When I set out to re-launch, I first needed to figure out what it was I wanted. I used a mind map (created using ThoughtsHD, an iPad tool that make mind maps fun):

I then went and did some research, settled on WordPress (because I’m lazy), and started working on what the content and structure should be, again using a mind map:

And that is where I am now. My next step is to make my page map that last thing – I suspect I’ll do a bit of that (trivial) work up front, then the rest organically.