May 17, 2003

More than just a blog

I mean for this site to be more than just a blog. I really do. This blog was one of the first things I put up here because it’s fast and easy to update, and it gives me something to do while I work on filling out the site. I don’t think I need to defend myself, but still I feel compelled to. There seems to be a growing amount of backlash against blogging lately, and I feel like I’m part of a group that’s being looked down at. I defend myself by saying that this blog is only a tiny part of my life. I’m not here posting entries every half hour, I only write once a day or when something strikes me. I try to add signal instead of noise, and I’m sure I’m successful at least part of the time. And this site isn’t all about the blog. It may be a big part, but that’s only because I often don’t have the time to sit down and craft large pages, but I do have time to pop off a few paragraphs of writing. So that’s what I do.

Enough of that, though. I do have other stuff on the site, and I have half-baked ideas floating around in my head that just need to be pinned down. And I’ve slowly been throwing up more stuff to flesh out the site, reflect my interests, and put my digital camera to more use. As such, all the little projects I’m juggling are starting to get out of hand, and I need a way to keep track out of them.

To that end, (and I probably took the long way around to get to this point), I’ve put together a Projects Page, listing all the little bits and pieces and I’ve strapped together to form this site. When I add something to the site, it’ll be listed there. Not every single page, mind you, but doorways into each of the projects I’ve got going on here. It’s partly so I can keep track of all the balls I’ve got in the air, and partly so other people don’t get completely lost looking around.

In a certain way it would make sense for the Projects page to be the first page you see when you come to the site. But, I’m not going to do that. The “real” purpose behind this site is still supposed to be advertising for my freelance business, although it’s easy to forget about that when I don’t have any clients. But, I’m going to stay true to that purpose and keep the marketing speak on the front page for now. So the Projects page gets put on the nav bar up above, where a couple of people might notice it. And it’s second only to what? That’s right, the blog.

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  1. Margs says:

    I love blogs, and have a small list I check a few times a week. As for having an option to turn off blogs when searching through Google that is actually a good suggestion, I wonder if they will take it into account. Actually a type of site search (academic, personal pages, commercial) coudl be useful.

    As for blogs commenting on the conference I think they can add some interesting flavour to the conference proceedings.

    Thank you for the projects page – interesting and useful.

    Posted May 18, 2003 @ 5:32 am
  2. dave says:

    it's best not to offer explanations… they never speak as loudly or as effectively as the actual work (in this case the blog).

    Posted May 20, 2003 @ 4:28 pm

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