You would think that, as someone who lives and works on the internet, I would have jumped on the blog bandwagon the moment it first hit the trail. The reality is that my personal domain has been rocking the same splash page since it was registered over 8 years ago. Today, the splash page finally gives way to the almighty blog.
It’s unclear what finally pushed me into the blogosphere. I’m not sure that I can point to any one trigger; it’s more likely the work of a lifetime of backburnered thoughts, unsung opinions, and dusty ideas that led me to hollow out this piece of the internet, erect an
.htaccess file, and call it my own.
I’m starting with only a handful of goals. I intend to spend hours, not seconds, crafting publishable material, so that would-be readers receive carefully considered prose more often than verbal diarrhea. Also, being a designer, I would like each and every post I publish to be accompanied by at least one editorial photograph; if it’s not worth illustrating, it’s not worth publishing. As for how to categorize and tag posts, and what sort of navigation to make available to visitors… I’ll work that out as I go.
The one navigational device that I’ve provided off the bat, other than tags and topics, is something that I call “The Aggregator.” Each time I publish a post, I will describe, in one short sentence, what I think that post says about me. The Aggregator will pull these sentences at random and display them as links to the posts they belong to.
Being late to the game, I’ve ported some of my old writing to this blog to fatten it up for launch. Here’s to all of the words I have yet to write.