Say hello to LaraOne
Wild idea appears!
The idea to build a modern CMS with great UX and UI came to me in October 2016. I could not start working on it directly, but I held the idea strongly in my mind and started the project early in 2017. I had a single vision in my mind of building the most user-friendly CMS, with great UI and UX, with world-class content authoring experience that could compete with anything out there. In the fall same year, I've also started my own company offering services in advanced web application development. To be able to sustain my self as I continued building the CMS this was something I decided I had to do. It's not been an easy 3 years, but I had an absolute blast working on the CMS so far and plan to continue to develop it for many years to come.
Hero's Journey, it was hard but fun!
During my first year as an entrepreneur, I had to deal daily with uncertainty, fear, questioning my self if I was doing the right thing. Not knowing if I would manage to find any clients so I can pay bills while continuing to build the CMS was not an easy issue to deal with. However, despite all issues and obstacles, I managed to develop a positive mindset and a can-do attitude. This mindset helped me stay on the course during 2017-2020. I pictured my self as successful and being able to pull off the task of creating world-class CMS. I would code for days on end, up to 10-12 hours a day. For 2.5 years I spent every weekend working crazy hours per day to be able to progress with a steady speed. Thanks to all the effort and hours I've put in I'm able today to present you with LaraOne CMS.
Journey ahead, What's the plan now?
LaraOne CMS is now stable, with a nice set of features. My intention is to continue to develop and improve it. I've assembled a small team of web developers to help me take LaraOne to the next level in 2020 and beyond.