Having and writing a blog is weird. It is predicated on the fact that what you’re writing is interesting, or at very least important enough that someone besides you might be interested in it. I’m not entirely convinced that what I’m going to write here is worthy of the internet, but I’m going to take a stab at it.
I’ve been in love with the idea of having a blog ever since I can remember. Over the years I’ve spent entirely too much time designing and developing my site that I never really got around to writing anything for it. I think I’m finally ready to write something.
There’s so much to I want to write about: I’m an avid cyclist, reader, map maker, and Kickstarter. I have been tinkering with electronics since I was a kid. I’ve been a professional web developer for seven years and living in New York City for 5 of them. SpaceX is going to Mars in 2018, and Stephen Hawking is going to send a breakthrough spacecraft to Alpha Centauri!
Here’s the rub, when it comes to writing, I’m a beginner. I’m going to make mistakes; I’m probably going to write stuff that no one wants to read, and possibly write something that makes a whole lot of people angry. The thing is I want to get better.
Nobody tells people who are beginners, and I really wish somebody had told this to me... Is that all of us who do creative work, like y'know we get into it and we get into it because we have good taste. But it's like there's a gap. That for the first couple years that you're making stuff, what you're making isn't so good, okay? It's not that great. It's trying to be good, it has ambition to be good, but it's not quite that good. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, your taste is still killer and your taste is good enough that you can tell that what you're making kind of a disappointment to you, you know what I mean? A lot of people never get past that phase and a lot of people at that point they quit. - Ira Glass
My plan is to post longish-form posts every other week that will show up here. I'm also going to post shorter reactionary pieces sporadically that will be under notes.
Thanks for reading, whoever you are!