i just wanted to thank the people who commented on my ‘boundaries’ post with their thoughts about this space and how i should best utilize it. it was so helpful to read your perspectives and know that i’m not the only one who is constantly re-examining my public-facing world and considering how i can make this platform more useful, meaningful, and fulfilling.
ultimately, these pages are a space for me to stash and share the things i love, give voice to my fears/concerns/happiness/joy, applaud creative enterprises and explore projects that excite me. it’s a place to house the things i treasure. it’s a medium by which i can tell you a little bit about me, and showcase ideas from brilliant minds all over the world.
i am going to keep the content organic, and sans agenda. and if one day, this space no longer fulfills me, i’ll tweak it. or close it. or find another outlet for sharing.
in the meantime, thank you for your honest responses and your encouragement.
one of my favorite places online launched a hack job contest, charging their readers to create skateboards out of any random material. here are some of my favorite submissions:
usually, i’m anti-animated-GIFs. i don’t really know why, but i blame myspace and all the sparkly unicorns that started cropping up on people’s pages. i don’t even like it when the smiley faced emoticon, a.k.a. :), turns around, turns yellow, blinks and smiles. i’ve actually taken the time to go into the manual settings of my blog to stop the smiley face from moving. that’s how little tolerance i have for animated GIFs.
but, lo and behold, SOME of these ones, created by matt cooper and friends, i kind of like. a lot.