December 28, 2013

Pruning

Writing is a powerful thing. In the past year, I’ve written and self-published a book, written a few popular articles, and joined the team at an amazing company to help build a community around email design. Most of my work there involves some form of writing. I love it.

I’ve always been a passable writer and the process of writing and editing is one that I enjoy. Still, I know that there is a lot that can be improved. There are also different kinds of writing to be explored.

To that end, I’m pruning this site. Focusing less on one specific topic, or selling myself as a designer. Instead, I want to use it as a space to simplify and focus on writing - in any form and on any topic that interests me. Communicating ideas, emotions, and stories is far too important a skill to half-ass. So I’m going to work at it and get better.

I’m not one to make new year’s resolutions. I’m still a little overweight and haven’t mastered French, despite last year’s promises. But, if I had to…

2014 is the year I take writing seriously and make it a habit that I carry with me for the rest of my life.