The old Think Lafayette design was fine (meh) but wasn’t going to work with our future plans, which included an overhaul of the blog structure and the addition of sales on the site. We gave it a little face lift.
TL is coming up on its first birthday soon. My favorite part of the project has been meeting all the cool creatives in the community that make the Lafayette area a nice place to live. I’ve shaken more hands and handed out more business cards on this project than on any other thing I’ve done prior, including the day job I adore. I know that many of the other TL contributors have also spent literal hours and hours attending events, networking, writing, editing, and promoting this project, all because we love where we live and want to drum up excitement in our friends and neighbors.
Indiana gets a lot of flack for being a flyover state in the Midwest — there’s something about “Indiana” that brings up an image of naivete and unsophistication in outsiders — yet our area of the state consistently makes top ten lists as a “Best Place to Live” for a variety of reasons from all kinds of periodicals. We have great public schools, safe neighborhoods, an abundance of good food, low cost of living, and excellent public resources here. A lot of us forget that and long for greener pastures. Some of us, however, are excited to be here, in this place at this time. It’s fun to share that enthusiasm.