Friends! I need your help!

I’m beginning the process of designing a new website that will become my primary personal web presence. On that page I’ll include links to the various other sites where I post content (this blog, Inheriting the Trade, Gather at the Table, YouTube, GoodReads, Amazon Author Page, etc).

I would sure appreciate it if you would please turn me on to websites you really like that will give me ideas. They don’t have to be “author” pages; just websites you particularly like. I haven’t settled on any particular design yet, but I’m interested in a simple, uncluttered, and eye-catching look, with features that intrigue readers and encourage them to return.

What are some of your favorite sites, and why do you like the look of them? Feel free to either leave a comment with the web links, or else email me.