Everyone’s heard of love at first sight. Recently, I was enamored with great design.
The site is Noah Kalina‘s. He’s the guy behind the iconic “photo of himself for 6 years” video. His blog is just amazingly put together. It’s minimal, most of the content is multimedia, with embedded videos, playable music and pictures, even has a nifty little way for permalinks.
Looking further, the platform that the site is built on is Tumblr. The platform is part of a new breed of “tumblelogs”, designed to focus on short-form, minimalistic posts of multimedia, be it video, music, photo or whatever and quick quotes, links and the such. The idea appeals me as a fast and easy solution to share things I come across.
But the obvious question is what would happen to this WordPress location and the accumulated three years of content I have here? I’ve spent time over the past few days reading through the content I’ve posted here. There’s a lot of crap, drivel about my day-to-day happenings, complaining about work. There’s also a lot of decent reflections of my feelings and thoughts. So much so, I’ve been toying with the idea of making a “Best Of” category to highlight what I feel provides the clearest view of self, with some sort of comment or explanation of context. I’ve also been pondering clearing out the crap that serves little to no purpose, filling up space for no reason other then to document another weekend of boozing. That’s more unlikely, simply because I don’t think I’m at a point when I can look back and judge the value of some of that stuff.
However, in the end, I was surprised by some of what I posted. Though long and sometimes plodding (as this post is getting close to being), there’s still some value in those words and so they will remain. Which is why I’m glad I found this plugin: ReBlog. It allows for blogs to be consolidated from multiple locations.
I’m not sure if a Tumblr blog is the way to go, for at least some of what I want to create. Maybe it’s just refreshing the design here, adding some new plugins and going from there. But I’m going to continue to think of ways to improve my content.