Over recent months I’ve been conscious that I have lots of thoughts and they’re pretty ethereal. I’ve become increasingly concerned that the time I’m spending thinking about things is effectively uncaptured. So, this place is an attempt to capture some thoughts.
I’ve resisted writing my thoughts down for a long time. Primarily because of the fear all creators have or rejection. I am also accutely aware that my thoughts are just that, thoughts. They are not well finessed works of literary or philosophical genius. No one wants to make a fool of themselves and so that fear has added to my reluctance. Now that my children are growing up I find myself wanting to make them aware of what was going through my head as they were growing up. Conversations and insight I’ve been denied from my father. I also hope that I’ll improve my written word, learn to order my thoughts better and generally brush up on a few things.
What I plan to write about
There are a lot of world-changing events happening every day. In the hurly-burly of daily life, it feels like I’m not taking pause to document how I feel about the changes. I love how “quaint” historical discussions often sound and I don’t expect my thoughts to be any different.
I’m keen to create a singlular repository of all my online activity. I’ve looked at the IndieWeb movement and I’m keen to create something like the founders of that have created. My motivation is different, but the outcome is likely to be similar. Ive worked with Wordpress and other CMS professionally for years. The time spent maintaining them for a personal project is onerous. So this project runs on Jekyll and trying to create a thoroughly streamlined, lightweight process of publishing thoughts.
Right, let’s get to it!