Hazards of being a web programmer

I have been meaning to completely re-do this place since WordPress 3.0 came out. The current version is 3.4.2, and I *still* haven’t managed to get this place redeveloped. Oops.

I work on other people’s websites all day at work. I get ideas for my own sites (this one and my professional site) from time to time while working on stuff at work. But by the time I get home in the evenings, I’ve lost all of my motivation to work on my own sites.

I have started on a re-do a few times. My biggest issue is figuring out how I want the site to look. I’m a CodeMonkey and not a designer. My logo is pieced together from an online paper doll site and a couple images (hat and laptop) that I found from Google Images. How sad is that? I think I need to beg some of the designers at work to make me a new one.

I need to just stop the excuses and dive in. Get my ass out of the recliner and downstairs in my computer chair and just do it.

If you’re a web developer/programmer by day, how do you get yourself motivated to work on your own sites in your free time?