Rebuilding
This site is very much a work in progress. Taking an idea from a few other people, I’ve decided to build the site live instead of waiting for it to be “done”. The design will appear over time and sometimes, I’ll break things. It’s a personal site so I’m OK with that. I’ll post about the experience, for what it’s worth. All I can say for right now is that it feels strange to blog again.

I used to be fearless

Back when I first started and up until a few years ago, I was fearless. I used to be able to write posts easily and hit publish without worrying about it. That’s different now. I’m not sure exactly when or how but things changed. I got quiet. I stopped posting. I took down my site. I deleted a lot of things and destroyed physical journals. I started communicating online almost exclusively through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

I wish I hadn’t done that.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I might get back to feeling comfortable sharing my thoughts again. I’ve missed having my own space to publish things. My site is my own space, as opposed to a profile that’s owned by some other people. That’s fine too but it shouldn’t be all I’ve got.

For now, my plan is to just publish things here and on my other blog. I’m going to try not to overthink myself back into silence. I’ll work on finding my voice again.

I’ll remember how to do this in time.

 

Previously...

  1. I used to be fearless

    Back when I first started and up until a few years ago, I was fearless. I used to be able to write posts easily and hit publish without worrying about it. That’s different now. I’m not sure exactly when or how but things changed. I got quiet. I stopped posting. I took down my site. I deleted […]

    Post date: Monday, August 18th, 2014

  2. More rebuilding

    While I’ve been working to get this site back up, I’ve also been doing a lot of rebuilding in other places. I’m working on getting used to blogging again. I’m trying to get used to publishing more than just 140 characters or a photo with a short caption. I used to do this all the […]

    Post date: Sunday, August 17th, 2014

  3. Reading list – 8/9/2014

    I read a lot of articles. I share a lot of articles. I’m going to start compiling lists of my favorites and posting them here weekly-ish. HTTPS as a ranking signal - In case you missed it, Google is changing the way they rank pages and sites, again. Tweetstorm: How a UX Generalist is more valuable […]

    Post date: Monday, August 11th, 2014

  4. On Web Typography

    I just received my copy of “On Web Typography” by Jason Santa Maria, released by A Book Apart this week. I’ve already started reading it. So far, I’m enjoying it. I’ve seen Jason Santa Maria speak at An Event Apart twice and read the other 10 books from ABA. He was brilliant, the books have […]

    Post date: Sunday, August 10th, 2014