Wow. Just… wow. I simply cannot believe how neglected this site is. Who’s driving this ghost ship anyway? Who’s in charge around here?!
Oh, right… me. I suppose I should do something about it, especially considering it’s been sitting, languishing, for over a year now. Downright embarrassing. And what’s with the free WordPress theme? Good god almighty. That’s what I do for a living, for Pete’s sake – design and marketing. And here’s this site, bearing my name, littered with stock images and standard disclaimers. Powered by WordPress and Graphene theme. Good god almighty…
It’s been a very busy couple of years day job-wise, and over the past eight months in particular. No excuses, no begging for forgiveness — a man’s gotta feed his family, you understand — but I’m going to make a concerted effort to get myself back online here. Why? Sanity, my friends… pure sanity.
I started writing as a hobby; had been doing it all my life, really, but only sat down and really did it when I was at that big four-oh (and I don’t mean my high school grade point average). I did it as an escape, a way to keep sane after long days buried in website design, SEO, pay-per-click ads, content creation, employee management… you get the picture. And so I did it, and maintained my sanity. For a while. Not saying I’m insane now (debatable), but I have become a little too one-track-focused, and I fear my little creative muse is losing his voice, being shoved aside in my gray matter behind Cascading Style Sheets, PHP mailer code, and the like.
No promises, save for one: the first thing I’ll be doing is tearing down this amateurish site and rebuilding it. If you’re seeing this now*, it won’t look like this for long. Content will soon follow, and perhaps some long form content, written in Scrivener, subsequently.
*Your now and my now are much different. If you’re reading this at my now, otherwise known to the outside world as March 13th, 2015, my site looks like shite. If you’re reading this at your now, which may be two weeks from my now, perhaps it looks beautiful. If you have some way of entering my now from your now and telling me what it looks like, I can then design the site around that. In other words, “how do we know he didn’t invent the thing?“
Signing off now. Will spend a wee bit of time shortly on some redesign. And hope to chat with you soon…