As I was rocking my baby to sleep, I realized that I need to keep myself current. By myself, I mean my online self. My current site has a resume and portfolio, both of which are a good 7 years old now. Despite it's age, it is already my 4th iteration on the portfolio site so I have already learned that managing it requires some intensive design work. Since I am not looking for new employment at the moment, I don't really want to dedicate that type of time on it.
The next conclusion I came to was that resumés and portfolios are a very difficult way to communicate who I am as a designer. Thought process and personal interests have a much better potential at communicating what I am about. Since both of these things happen on a day-to-day basis, I figure a blog might be the right vehicle. It might also help me document some of my findings for follow up or referencing. So here goes. I am trying a new approach of letting go of full design control over the page for the sake of built in rich functionality.