Robin wrote something this week that’s had me thinking a bit. He said:
When I log onto someone’s website I want them to tell me why they’re weird. Where’s the journal or scrapbook? Where’s your stamp collection? Or the works-in-progress, the failed attempts, the clunky unfinished things? Instead, we find websites that are squeaky clean; minimalist layouts with circle avatars and sans-serif type.
Lately I’ve been thinking about this site quite a bit, it’s set up as a sales site, to sell my professional services and yet I’ve been at a full time job now for a year and a half and am not taking on freelance work. And I’ve ruminated on ideas of what to do with this space as I’ve been on runs and while falling asleep, but I haven’t settled on what I should do quite yet.
But there’s more to it than that, there’s something else holding me back: most of what I do with my time when I’m not working has nothing to do with the web. In fact I’m spending as little time on screens as I can get away with lately to help me work through the events of the world in my own way rather than being pushed by what others are saying too much. So I’ve stepped back, quite dramatically over the past weeks, from all things internet.
On top of that the last thing I want to do when I close my work laptop is open up my personal laptop. And so this site sits here and waits for me to update it. I still post fairly regularly, but I haven’t quite figured out how to make this the space that I want it to be and share the things that I do that have nothing to do with the web. And I’m not quite sure when I’ll get to that, but some day I will.