I’ve been in the world of blogging for quite sometime. I started back when this whole thing about “blogging” was a completely “new” and odd medium (yes back in the late 90’s and early 00’s). I used to have a blog that I updated quite a bit. I would share all kinds of things about my life, observations, music I was listening to. It was now that I think about rather bizarre. I was essentially writing in my journal which I then let the whole world read. Let that sink in for a second. I would write 2 or 3 post a day and after a while I started gaining a rather nice amount of readers (we didn’t use the term followers back then). Now this was the time before livejournal and even blogger although they weren’t too far behind when I started blogging. So each entry was coded by hand. it also meant that people had to physically go to my blog page to read what I was talking about at that moment. Incredible how easy it has become.
My blog was an outlet for to share about what ever angsty thing I was living through at the moment. Whether it was about failed relationships, the torture of college, or how my jerk of a roommate ate my mac n’ cheese, if it happened I was writing it. As time progressed I moved to different platforms first to blogger followed by livejournal than wordpress etc etc. Eventually my life got busy and to me pretty mundane and so I just simply stopped writing. Then tumblr comes along and it was a bit confusing at first but I began to really like it.
I decided to start up Design Geekery. It was going to be about my love and obsession with design. If you go through my archives you will see that for a good while I was very focused in that area. But it became more work than pleasure as I had to spend several hours just to find things I wanted to post. Then life happened and so my post began to slow down to the point where I posted once or twice every couple of weeks. So I thought well why not try to post more personal post. But all that time in the back of head I kept thinking this is supposed to be a design blog… it is after all called design geekery.
Which brings us to today. I want to start writing again about things I observe. I want to free myself of some unwritten burden that I can only post about design things. I’ve managed the last month or so to post more and more things outside of the art and design realm. But I’m writing this rather long winded post not so much for any of you who still read what I post, but more for myself. To make a manifesto of sorts about the direction of design geekery.
Design Geekery is a personal blog
I will post and write on various things including but not limited to
So that is all if you continue to read, I would love it but if you decide you don’t want to I understand. But I just wanted to share that so I can move on from myself and post things I love… like this cute winking kitten
Dear clients and anyone looking to hire designers: This is not how you do it. (Admittedly, this was off Craigslist, and they’re at least willing to pay more than $50, but it’s still completely awful.)
Do not under any circumstance ever do spec work. It does nothing but harm you and the design business.
About my dad. Why is this significant?
Although he’s talking about the video game market… this is so applicable to so many other markets. It’s easy to find a scapegoat then go to the source of the problem.