New section: Reading

This past weekend, I finished reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. It was a great read with lots of tidbits I immediately wanted to record somewhere. And then the problem came up, where to record them? I was an avid user of Readmill, so that would have been the logical choice, but they are sadly shutting down. Then it came to me, my own site (duh, right?).

So today I debut a new section, Reading. Right now it is a list of all the highlights that I had in Readmill. They did a fantastic job with the export, so all my highlights were already in a text document and really easy to break up into separate markdown files and add in the appropriate YAML, since I’m a jekyll user. I didn’t add this into my RSS feed right now, because I’m not totally sure what will become of this section quite yet. This is the beginning and I am fairly sure it will evolve and change as time goes on.

Slowly, ever so slowly, as I realize how things come and go on the web, I realize that this is my home. Because this is my home, I want all the things that matter to me to reside here. I want to be in charge of how they are presented and I want to be able to get access to them easily. And better yet, most of what is here now was read digitally, but now, I’ll be able to add in highlights and notes from all the things I read. I’m excited about this.

In addition, because my navigation was getting a bit wide and awkward for smaller screen sizes, I’m playing with a new small screen navigation format. Let me know what you think! As usual, things are always changing and evolving around here, so this is part of the life of the site.

So, here it is, my new reading section.