The services I’m being asked to provide by my clients have turned out to be quite different from the services I expected to provide when I first started my business (no rude comments, please!) so I’ve decided that it’s time my website was overhauled. Time to weed out some of the stuff that I never get asked to do, and bring in the stuff that I do get asked to do. And have a general tidy-up, add some extra functionality, change the look and feel a bit, that sort of thing.
My new site is going to work quite differently. I won’t say too much now – I’ll hang on until release, and mither on about it then instead – but while I’m in the planning stages, I thought I’d ask around and see if anyone has any suggestions for things they’d like to see added, removed, or improved at debbidoo.com.
There is also a specific situation that I want to address – and I need your input, so please do me a favour and vote in the poll, so I can get an idea of what to do.
The situation is this: Mr Doo is a shareholder in the company, and we’ve always planned that one day, when the time is right, we’ll employ staff. However, it’s me that’s the public face, if you like, of debbidoo. If you talk to debbidoo on Twitter, UKBF, WeCanDo.biz or any of the other business and social networking sites that debbidoo is on, it’s me you’re talking to.
Now, on the debbidoo website, I never talk about “me” or “I” – it’s always “we” or “us”. Not because I’m trying to make out that the company is bigger than it is, but because of the fact that Mr Doo is a shareholder and we’ve always planned to take on staff – so, it feels natural to say “we”.
What I want to know is… when I build the new website, should I continue using “we” or switch to “I”?
Personally, I don’t feel overly comfortable talking about “me” and “I”. It feels too egotistical for comfort. If I’m honest, it feels a little twatty. However, I don’t want visitors to the site to think that debbidoo is a bigger company than it is, or that I’m trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes.
I just feel comfortable saying “we” – maybe that’s because I’m a gemini, and as we all know, geminis have multiple personalities…
Anyway… what do you think? Could you please use the poll to let me know whether I should stick to “we”, change to “I”, or you don’t think it matters either way?
And if you have any other suggestions for improving debbidoo.com, they’ll be gratefully received… just use the comments box at the bottom of this post.