Updated the site design and going back to the clean look. It should be more mobile friendly than before too.
Because I'm finding it difficult to get time to write these days; plus to make it clearer for people who don't have time to read all the details; I've developed an infographic for my event reviews. The initial setup took a bit of time especially updating all previous events, but going forth this should hopefully make events posts quicker to upload.
I've also created a new 'obstacle course racing review,' page. So you can easily scroll down and compare events as well as having easy access to the events' site, full reviews and youtube videos.
Several updates to the Scream At My Face interweb.
Firstly all of the the Youtube videos have been re-uploaded with interactive 'end cards.' Youtube advises this will help drive traffic around the videos, apparently. It was not as straight forward as I thought to incorporate external weblinks as I think Youtube wants to make it as difficult as possible for users to leave their site, but it's all sorted now.
All of the Youtube thumbnails have the Scream At My Face, logo face. This should make it easier for people to recognise my videos when searching, as well as making it stand out against other similar videos. (Search 'tough mudder funky monkey,' it's currently on the second page but it's prominent).
A new menu option has been incorporated. 'Guides.' This is in response to a Facebook recent query with regards to starting inline slalom. It just makes it easier to find and pass on essential information I've written countless times already. I will update it with other sporty beginners guides as well soon...
Today is launch day.
I’ve been backlogging key events as I felt it was necessary for me to reflect on my progress on my various activities so far. There are two marathons from last year I will blog in due course but going forward everything will be fresh.
Although this site is an outdoors and sports activity oriented site, I am writing as someone who at school never considered myself to be a sporty person. Someone at school who enjoyed outdoor class time was put in 'Group B' PE class. (Which they said was not done by ability). Group B had all the horizontally challenged and less active kids, plus the ones they didn’t know what to do with. I don’t believe the traditional PE classes we have at school is right for everyone.
This is my own sporty journey for general active well being, to see what works for me…
PS. This video will explain how the site name came about:
How cool is this? I've got a tshirt shop!
A big thanks to my friend Claire Osborne for repeatedly pushing this shop idea to me. I've also got more 'girly,' designs as to her request.
Have a look everyone. Please get in touch if what you're after isn't there. There is a wide range of apparel available but to keep it from getting too cluttered I've just got sportswear for now..
There's a menu option at the top to reach the shop, or you can also use this to get your top:
"Any tips, reviews and advice are my own opinions and are not to be taken as professional view points. The information on this site is what has worked for me and is here for guidance only, but I hope you gain insight into the various activities I partake in." Jonathan Chen