First, this is a redesign, and also a new blog. I’ve been writing on and off on the web since 1998, and those early years only live on as database archives, not easily parsed by tables and database schemas. I could run an SQL query someday, but I doubt there’s much of consequence aside from the journaling of a person in their early 20s.
As a number of friends have re-embraced blogging and personal sites, and old friends have continued to publish all these years later, I’ve certainly felt the good pressure to carve out a home on the web again that’s all my own. I used to publish daily to two different sites — a journal and a photo journal — I have longed missed it.
I started with a completely different design but found myself one day perusing old drives with designs of my old sites and realize that I still loved that energy and aesthetic, and grids and simplicity have always been something I’ve gravitated to in my own work. A way to release the overbearing external pressure to craft something very designed. I want to share words, photos, and other related creative activities (music, zines, etc.) and so quickly just let myself design in the browser in a way that came naturally to me.
This is the result.
From three typefaces to just one. From six+ colors to just one with two shades (hi, CSS opacity).
And a damn RSS feed. Because I still read blogs via RSS.
There’s not a ton of content, but I hope to write fairly often, and sharing photos — which has been my one primary outlet (hi, here’s my Instagram) — is going to be more prevalent here without all that social media pressure and nonsense. Accompanied by words and context around what I found interesting about an image, or a story around it that you might enjoy. And the design might change here and there as I see fit. You know, playground and all.
So that’s it. Take a look around. Email me if you like.