Let's do this more often


For a long time I've been telling people "I dunno, maybe someday" when they ask if I'll ever start posting regularly here again. And there's all kinds of things I was telling myself I'd like to do to the site to make writing on it more appealing, like maybe erasing all the archives and just starting fresh with a completely rethought design that really focused on the content and would allow me to easily highlight my photos, and a bunch of other things.

Today I realized that that's all just a way of making a problem interesting enough, and hard enough, that I never actually get beyond the half-baked design stage. Yes, I could spend hours figuring out a cool new publishing system that works just with plain text files and publish with rake (no really, there are two), or I could just start posting again, and see what happens. It's easy to do nothing and blame perfectionism, but I'm going to try, as Rilke put it in a wonderful phrase I read today in Lewis Hyde's The Gift, 'a continuous squandering of all perishable values'.

So today I upgraded Movable Type, reset all the templates to defaults (sorry to feed readers for the spam today, last time I promise) and now let's go. The only thing I can promise you is that you will never see 'Share This!' buttons littered under every entry.


Welcome back! You've been missed.

I'm currently in one of those redesign stages on one of my sites and boy am I thinking that was a big mistake. It hangs over me like this big cloud and follows me wherever I go because I'm only halfway done.

So, you're probably better off you didn't wade in too deep. The water is "not fine". :)

... all these years! i kept you bookmarked in the hopes you'd start "doing this more" again. (:

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by was published on March 8, 2009 2:27 PM.

Can't Not Say Something was the previous entry in this blog.

Snow Storm is the next entry in this blog.

This is marginalia.org, a weblog by Bill Stilwell. I take the occasional photo.


Powered by Movable Type 4.24-en