I got some feedback on my previous blog and opted to take the advice and invest some time in revamping in a new platform.
Excellent choice, Benjamin!
That being said, I want to clarify something: I don’t find myself embarrassed of making a blog that wasn’t pretty, or well laid-out, or typo-free. I realize the poor design and sub-par platform were not easy to navigate; I had people asking how to subscribe! My entire goal with the original page (as well as this one) has little to do with making a site that is nice to look at. No, the reason I started and will continue with it is to be able to make a change. To touch people in a way they haven’t been touched before. To be able to stand up and say, “This is me, this is what I’m doing.”
Here’s a piece that inspired me to start my original blog, and to re-work it into this one:
“Don’t wait for the right answer and the golden path to present themselves.
This is precisely why you’re stuck. Starting without seeing the end is difficult, so we often wait until we see the end, scanning relentlessly for the right way, the best way and the perfect way.
The way to get unstuck is to start down the wrong path, right now.
Step by step, page by page, interaction by interaction. As you start moving, you can’t help but improve, can’t help but incrementally find yourself getting back toward your north star.
You might not end up with perfect, but it’s significantly more valuable than being stuck.
Don’t just start. Continue. Ship. Repeat.“
I’m excited to explore the new platform, so bear with me if there’s seemingly endless change the first few days. But, if you’ve made it this far in this post, you understand that this is what I’m all about. Re-work, revamp, repeat. Constantly look to improve the work. When perched upon our mountain of failures, we find our own success.