Yeah, yeah, I should have had this posted HOURS ago. But I didn’t. A few of you have even taken the opportunity to remind me that there’s supposed to be a post today. Indeed there is. Thanks for keeping me on it, guys.
I could go on and on about how I didn’t have my first real meal of the day until 9:30 PM, or how I was up coding until about 4 AM this morning trying to work out a pesky bug in one of my scripts, and subsequently didn’t get up until the time I would normally be publishing a post. But I won’t. Haha.
Instead, I’ll share what I’ve been coding.
I present to you, Tao of Unfear 2.0:
It still needs quite a bit of polish, but the new site design is coming along.
You have to learn to pick your perfection. For me, that meant getting this website up and operational as quick as possible, even with a not particularly gorgeous design and with more than a few bugs (have you checked out the archive lately?) I’ve been unhappy with this design since day one. Just look at that rigid menu! What am I supposed to do with that? Still, getting a site up was more important than wanting to get a site up, but never doing it because it wasn’t perfect. It never will be.
But the flip side to that is, that it’s never too late to start all over again.
Now that I have content up, and now that I have readers who will hold me accountable—thanks!—I have the opportunity to revisit the site design without fearing that I’ll never start this project just because the design isn’t good enough. It’s already started! Now I can give all of the little details their due diligence, and make sure that there aren’t any of the glaring bugs which exist in the current iteration of Tao of Unfear.
Just get started.
That’s the take home lesson for today.
Once you get started, it will be easy, relatively speaking, to keep that momentum going. Get off to a rocky start, just so long as you start. There’s always time to get your footing, there’s always time to apply a few touch ups, and there’s always time to build it bigger, better, and more beautifully than ever before.
I’ve been making steady progress on the new design, so it will probably be in your hands shortly after the new year. I’ll likely let people on the mailing list demo it before anyone else sees it, just so I can be sure that it’s running up to snuff, and everyone’s okay with the changes I’ve made. Subscribe now if you’d like to test it out when the time comes. My hope is that it’s a cleaner, more expandable, more interesting, more professional, and less buggy design than the current one. Since this site is realistically a portfolio of my creative works, I’m striving to make it a solid representation of my creative capacity.
I hope you’ll enjoy it.
But until then, get out there and start something.
Now please excuse me while I get back to my holiday goodies making. Happy Hanukkah, happy solstice, and lo Saturnalia! And since you won’t hear from me until after they’ve started and or passed us by: merry Christmas, happy Festivus, and happy Kwanzaa. Am I forgetting anyone?
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