A Fresh Start

Ah. A fresh start to an old adventure. Welcome to my website.

For the last few years I've been meaning to get a website up and running. For me, it's important to have a hub for people to visit. Considering someone, somewhere in the world might come across your Twitter profile and want to know more, this is a good idea.

Since I think it's such a grand idea, you may be wondering why in the world it took me so long to get one up and running. (If not, I apologize for assuming and making asses out of you and me.)

Well, despite having access to the tools to create my own internet home, I just couldn't get things to work the way I wanted. I'm extremely picky when it comes to making websites. I've been a long-time user of WordPress and didn't want to stray too far from what I was familiar with. After almost a year of playing around with built-in WordPress theme customizers and learning just enough CSS to get by, I decided enough was enough.

Today I'm beginning my adventure with Squarespace.

No, before you even ask, this isn't a sponsored post. I simply needed a change of pace for my personal website. I wanted something that was easier to futz with. Now, I'm still messing with the styling of this new home, but so far, it seems to be working just fine. As is my personality, I'm excited for a new experience. Also, this is a platform that has been recommended to me for a couple of years now.

Want to know what I have planned?

First and foremost, I'll be sharing my design portfolio. I've been meaning to host my own portfolio for some time and I figured the tools available on Squarespace might just work better than the somewhat rigid WordPress themes. I need a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) builder to move things around.

The other thing I wanted to do is start a regular blog. I had one once, but when I looked back through it, I realized that maybe it was just a little too dark and depressing. This time around, I'm going to talk about my thoughts on some of my favorite things: design, podcasting, and being a family man. Expect plenty of pop culture references in the future!

YOU'RE A PART OF THIS

I've had the idea of trying out improv and stand-up a few times as an adult. Unfortunately, I'm terrified of talking to a group of people that can actually look at me while I make an idiot of myself. Even with that fear, I still have the need to share my opinion with an audience. Having this site makes that a little easier to do since you can't see me. (You can't, can you?) The point is, YOU MATTER!

It's easy to write whatever I feel like, but having an audience creates the need to be better. As part of that audience, I want you to be involved in helping me craft a community. Let's have discussions and friendly arguments! I'm even going against the status quo and leaving comments open to everything on the site. If you like it, tell me! If you don't, tell me! Your interaction keeps me from living in a bubble where I am king.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you in the comments below!

Want to hire me to work on your design project? Jump over to the Contact page and let's chat!