Celebrate The Small Things: 5 February
One of my friends mentioned that he was helping to test websites for a bit of extra cash on the side. It got me thinking that perhaps it’s something that I can look into, as seen as I have an interest in website design anyway. It turns out that most website testing is done by recording your screen and talking while you follow so many tasks. This allows them to see exactly how a user thinks and they can spot flaws if they struggle to complete any of the tasks. I’ve only signed up to a couple of websites for now, What Users Do and User Testing. You have to do a practice test before being accepted, and as I was nervous for these first attempts I thought I’d done a really bad job of this. They also said that it could take a few days, weeks or even months to hear back. Well the next day both websites had accepted me and I got to do a couple of real tests too. It’s actually really fun to do and I’m hoping it’ll help to build my confidence. It’s fulfilling feeling like you might be helping to improve these websites too.
I had some spare time this week so I made sure to catch up with a friend. We got a Don’t Starve Together game going, although we haven’t done very well at this so far. He’s been really into writing lately (apparently I inspired him after taking a creative writing course) and had an idea to start one of those stories where you take it in turns to write. It sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun and it’s a joy to see him so creatively excited. I bought some new game inspired music too, and got more than I was expecting for what I paid – http://alexroe.bandcamp.com/ it’s very good.
With everything that’s been going on, such as hospital visits and work I haven’t been able to spend any quality time with my boyfriend recently. Thankfully he’s booked most of this month off, starting from now, and so it should be a nice break for us both as well as making it easier to deal with the way things are right now. I’m so glad it’s the end of the week so we can relax for a bit tonight.
Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly celebration created by VikLit and now hosted by Lexa Cain to celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large. You can learn all about it and sign up for it here.