April 25, 2020 3:47PM
I've always found it difficult to put together a personal website. It's not that I'm averse to writing - I sometimes use Facebook as a journal to self-reflect on where I'm at in my life. Rather, I have found it really hard to find time to set up a site that I'd be proud of showing. I really enjoy clean web design and user experiences, and I didn't feel like I could commit to putting together that matches how I want to present myself.
Outside of being stuck at home, what pushed me to put something out there is the desire to have a place where I can write and represent myself. Writing is therapeutic for me, and it helps me articulate with more depth than I could on Facebook or LinkedIn. I do a lot of communications work on social media in my day job, and it's helped me refine how I present myself and my thoughts in very concise, easy-to-read posts. I appreciate that quality in posts when you don't need to say a lot to get your point across. At the same time, I do want to have a space where I present myself with more nuance as well as being able to organize my thoughts, interests and projects.
(Also, not going to lie - it's a good place to keep my resume.)
This is that space, and I'm proud to finally have time to complete it. I like how it looks because I've always wanted to have a blog with the aesthetics of a publication. I'm hoping that I can lean on that in the future as I'm a big fan of design magazines.