I have meant to update my site for what seems like an eternity now, but the opportunities always slip by. I saw an idea on Twitter yesterday to make November a month of blogging and to do one post per day. I liked this idea, but already I have demonstrated my inability to stick to it. There are a few problems that deter me from writing often.
For one thing, I still don’t have any idea what exactly I should do with my site. It would take a concerted effort for me to update it on a more regular basis, and there isn’t always much for me to say that I feel would interest anybody. I would also need a way to post small thoughts, tidbits, and links, which I’m sure I could come up with, but don’t presently have. (Is there a good way to do this from an iPhone or iPad?) I also believe that the site warrants an updated design that is more conducive to bite-sized entries.
I’ve considered doing more of a Daring Fireball type site, with occasional reflections and regular links. But most of my must-read articles come from DF anyway, so that seems unproductive. I suppose the question is whether people care more about my life, or my thoughts and views. (If you have an answer, please share it with me somehow.)
For those of you wondering what is going on with me personally, there are a few very noteworthy things, but this is not the place to talk about them at length. Beyond that, I am continuing to live my life as best I can, striving for a balance between time spent working, time with family and friends, and time pursuing my hobbies. I have had no time to work on music, aside from one or two unfinished pieces. My most recent project has involved reconstructing Delia Derbyshire’s original theme from its component parts. My brother and I have developed an entirely new bassline which is much closer to the sound and feel of the original, but lacks some of the frequencies that were present in our previous bassline. I have done a “Derbyshire Master” theme, demonstrating all the elements, which I may post here.
So things are good, and I am busy but doing well.