Building in the open

At the end of every new year, we get bombarded with "2019: My Year in Review" type articles. Work is winding down before the holiday period, and we're able to find the time to reflect on the year passed and make plans for the year to come. Seeing others reflecting on their year encourages us to look more closely at our growth and achievements. I'm not going to write one a yearly review, although I have been doing a lot of reflection over the last few weeks. Instead, I'd like to explain a little about why I've rebuilt my website.

Towards the end of 2019, I began to realise that I enjoy writing a lot, even though I'm not the best writer. When I'm writing, I feel focused and driven. If I'm struggling to get to grips with a topic, merely writing about it gives me a deeper understanding of it. It's a great feeling, and so one of my goals for 2020 is to write more, share more, and generally be a little louder.

I've thrown together this very bare-bones site. It doesn't support too much, not even many headings. As the needs arise, I'm going to build in more features and write about them from both a technical and design viewpoints. The idea is to learn how to communicate more efficiently, write better, and improve my design and development skills. I haven't had a blog in a long, long time, so bear with me while I get to grips with it again.

Now, I just need to build the habit of writing more.