Hey guys, I have something to say.
The internet has been pretty dull lately, and it’s to be expected – it happens every spring. We get excited and lured by the frolicking adventures to be had in that place that isn’t your desk.
For that reason, and because I too am human and feel it’s for the betterment of my own psyche, that I’m pausing the blog.
I’ll be back, rest assured. This isn’t one of those hiatus things that people “try out” and then never resume. It’s not that I can’t take the blogging – I’ve been doing it very happily for however many years now – it’s that I feel the need to not do it right now. I will probably break down and post things occasionally; there are cool things out there and they will be found and I will feel overwhelmingly compelled to share them, but the average will certainly drop. I say ‘pause’ in more of a mental sense for me: I refuse to let my lack of posts hold guilt over my head. The readership is taking it’s natural dip and I’m going to follow suit and enjoy the spring as well.
Now, I will still write, perhaps even more than before, but it won’t be limited to design and it won’t be posted here. I’ll make a Tumblr or something, I’m not sure yet, and it’ll be in a format that’s far more forgiving and far more workable for my out-of-the-house-ness. Supplementing that is the audio version: basically the same as the writings except narrated by yours truly. I say narrated, but there won’t ever be a script, just as my prose is rarely edited after the fact. I’ll be ignoring fan base and viewership entirely and doing exactly what I want to do, not what I think people will like.
As such, I’m cutting all the ad space so as not to disappoint them.
I’ll post an update when the writing thing goes live, but in the meantime: I appreciate you all and I’ll still try to answer your emails (albeit slower). Thank you for the past year, and I do look forward to seeing and hearing from you on the other side.
Have a good summer, build something real, make new friends, share everything. Stay awesome.