2016 August 24
I’ve started posting on here before once or twice already, but have only managed to throw up scraps before slatecleaning. I haven’t ever really had a good idea of what I want to do or a plan for keeping up with whatever, Now that I’m out of my master’s program, I’m thinking long re: my site and this “posts” portion in particular.
dte.li is already four years and several incarnations old and I keep thinking about what to do with it. What I’m going to say is that for the next decade at least, I will be considering this site active; when I have something to throw up I’ll throw it up, and if a year goes by without adding content the site is still just as active (not in practice, of course, but I know I can’t commit to results yet, potentially that’ll be 2026–2036).
I am going to make peace with intermittency and allow myself a decade or so to find a workable rhythm. If nothing happens, that’s OK too, mostly. The idea is to make it so I’m not overwhelmed and choice-paralyzed with regards to where and how to apply what limited energy and focus I can scrape together here and there.
Anyway, without consideration of relative frequencies, I’m envisioning
- this site
- catchall writing
- lists (I have a direction I’ve been wanting to move with this)
- art, experiments
- stream-of-subconsciousness sequences
- [who knows]
- recent tech nanoadventures (accomplishments, fun finds and facts)
- serial/regular-feature content (spaaaaaringly! .. I have one or two ideas here)
Breakdown subject to change. I don’t really want to develop a tag system, it feels too fine-grained and I know I’d end up with loads of singleton tags. What I think I’ll likely end up doing is developing a coarser category system along the lines of the above list with the option to subclass when it makes sense.
I don’t know how much of my train of thought and current approach as I’ve described it will resonate or seem reasonable to anyone, maybe I can flesh it out better at some point.
Aaaand that’s about it I guess.