Ideas of March 2.0
Wow, has it really been a year? Twelve whole months since Chris wrote that fateful blog post that got me back into blogging? It looks like it, as he’s blogged about this year’s Ideas of March and asked a whole bunch of us to join in once again.
I’m extremely grateful for the kick-up-the-bum Chris gave me last year. It reignited my passion for blogging and I’m proud to say that I kept it up. In fact, looking back over the last twelve months’ posts shows that there are a whopping 48 of them (including this one). That’s an average of just under one a week.
Chris asked that we blog about blogging, so I’d like to briefly talk about two things specifically:
- My friend Daniel Howells (the man behind siteInspire) has been blogging a lot recently, and it’s all fantastic stuff, so I think he deserves a bit more recognition. As well as being a great curator, Daniel is a great writer, examining the how and the why with fantastic in-depth posts that ask important questions about our industry. I’m always excited when I see a new post from howells.ws show up in Reeder, whether it’s a detailed look at content consumption via Facebook, a showcase of an independent radio station, some thoughts on the future of iOS and OS X, or an honest description of UX decisions that go into Daniel’s side projects. And each time, with equal parts admiration and envy, I ask, ‘how on earth does he have the time?!?’ Then I remember that I should probably stop moaning about my lack of spare time.
- For extra special meta points, my second thing is a link to the first ever blog post on our new Viewport Industries website. (For those that don’t know, Viewport Industries is a new product-based company I’ve formed with Keir, enabling us to give up client work.) Anyway, yes, the post. Go and have a read if you’re interested in some of the design and build decisions that went into the site’s creation, in particular our implementation of Josh Emerson’s Responsive-Enhance script.
That’s all from me. Chris Cornutt is keeping a list of this year’s posts. Viva la blogolucion!