Minimalism mauled on the Guardian (and why I like it)
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It's been a little too minimalist around these parts


It's been a few weeks since I've written anything here, and there are a few reasons.

First, the old chestnuts that see me periodically question everything: Why do I do this? What's it for? Is it worth it? Where do I want this to go?

The thing is, I tend to act on ideas either too quickly or too slowly. I'll be having months where I've been doing a lot of editing and writing - getting really into it - and decide the focus of the website should be editing and writing. A few weeks later I realise I still want to design stuff and I question everything all over again.

Or I'll have a great idea, or at least something I think is a great idea, and do bugger all about it.

Second, there's been a lot of negativity around recently, and that's spilled onto the internet with people basically just shouting and complaining. I thought about commenting on some of the things, because it's stuff I've studied, and I decided I didn't want to add to the noise.

Somebody suggested I design something as a "protest", but I don't want to get political here. The result has been that I've been doing nothing here at all.

Third, and most pleasant, I've been busy with work. That includes some freelance work that I've been enjoying and a new job teaching, which I'm looking forward to.

Sadly, all this leads to tumbleweeds in these parts, which isn't great. And it's something I need to rectify.

So, I've decided to share stuff that truly interests me, and I hope it interests other people.

I'm guessing it'll mainly be about minimalism, design and language, because they're the things I've continually been interested in.

And hopefully it'll be a little more regular.