Obligatory post about re-starting my personal site.
Where I basically force myself, for my own good, to enjoy building things on the web again.
I think anyone who has lived on the internet for a long time has had this moment: when you finally decide to re-visit your personal site. If you work on the front-end in the web space, it probably gnaws at you weekly.
Anyways, here is mine. I'm back at this for a few reasons:
- We're as of writing this, watching Twitter gut itself from the inside. Twitter was my "space" on the internet. I met and followed a lot of individuals there that had meaningful impact on my life through job offers, sharing their activism, or just general knowledge sharing. I'd like to have a "space" of my own again.
- I've been looking into other social platforms lately. I've joined Mastodon, Pixelfed, and Bluesky. Those fulfill the online social space that Twitter left. Still, I'd like to have a place for putting some words to screen that don't fit the format of a thread on those sites.
- Work. Companies are laying off people left and right, and that makes me feel uneasy about my job that I feel lucky to still have. Time to get my online space back in shape so I have somewhere to send people to if/when the time comes.
I whole heartedly miss being enthusiastic about building things on the web.