I love to write. Historically, though, I’ve been pretty bad at doing it consistently. It seems to be about once a year that I pick up a journal, note how strange it is that I haven’t written in so long and scribble in that I really want to commit to writing regularly. Instead, I get into a new project and thoughts of writing fade into the background.
I’m a big fan of persistence, though, so I’m going to use this blog as a place to make my most serious commitment yet to consistently expressing myself through the written word. I’m going to start by publishing at least one substantial article a week. I’m not going to be a stickler on what day I post or if it’s been exactly seven days – long-term, relative consistency is the goal.
A warning upfront: I do not promise anything close to laser-like focus in the topic of my posts. I spend most of my time each day designing slick projects for the Web, but my interests and thoughts are much more expansive. I want to include all that I can here.
I’ve been keeping a notebook of article ideas recently, here are a few topics already in the air: stress management, elements of good design, existential ponderings, useful php debugging tricks, lessons from traveling, open-mindedness, the difficulty of choosing what to eat, effective exercise, dropping out of school, dealing with unhappy users.
An eclectic list, indeed! If you can think of one subject area this falls into, let me know, but if you can’t, don’t worry about it; I’m certainly not going to. Instead, I’m going to focus on doing each article its own justice.
If you can tell right from the headline that a certain article just doesn’t interest you, I won’t mind at all if you decide to spend your time on something more productive. But, I think it’s a secret wish of mine that by writing about such a variety of things, I’ll help at least a few people discover a new love they never would have otherwise.
p.s.: Feel free to check-up on how I’m doing with my article for the week and keep me consistent! We’re @tumbledesign on twitter and you can send an email to nicky [at] tumbledesign.com anytime.