Why is it that when it comes to developing web projects for myself, I’m often stoppered?
With clients, confidence flows and ideas swamp my head, whereas even a trickle of creativity must be coaxed out for my own work.
Without a client, I miss the enjoyment of collaboration. And I miss out on the challenge of specifications, budgets, and deadlines.
In moments of inspiration, I will sketch my ideas on scraps or maybe go as far as design a layout and color palette in Fireworks. But inevitably, work or diversions will sweep me up, so that when I get back, time has washed away the initial excitement. What was once inspired now, to my mind, looks insipid.
However, in all my false-starts, the content and purpose of the site has remained the same. It’s for me. It’s a place for me to collect and reflect my interests. This is to be a storehouse with an ever-increasing inventory of resources for creative writing and web development.
So enough! Just put it down, I tell myself. Make a simple site and let the content spill out. And I have. Ok? I put aside second- and third-guessing and focused on getting the content up.
I expect for a long time I will have a readership of one, the occasional lost visitor looking for a different Joshua Paul Cane, and friends who drop in to humor me so that I’ll leave them alone, already.
So who is reading this now? Well if it’s you and not me, contact me with your thoughts. I hope you enjoy.