Case Study

I use the nom de plume Val Josephine for my creative endeavors. I created this website as a personal blog to pursue my many creative endeavors including writing, music, crafts, and more.



Because of my many interests, Val Josephine serves as six blogs on one website:

  • Homesteading
  • Writing
  • Crafts & DIY
  • Social Issues
  • Music
  • Knowledge

I needed my personal website to host content in all six of these areas.


I installed the Extra theme by Elegant Themes. With that theme, I was not only able to create a home page featuring my articles from each of my six sections, but I was able to create a custom category page for each of those disciplines.

Each custom category page features its own icon, and many contain custom sidebar information; for instance, the Knowledge category contains a feed of National Geographic’s tweets.

I also completed all graphic design elements on the site, i.e. the logo and site icons.


Responsive and checked for mobile-friendliness

Optimized for Page Speed

Security and updates maintained

SEO plan in progress

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