I have a website.
I’ve been creating for a reasonable number of years. Those years creating were spent creating for others. I had countless ideas of myself, but I always came up with excuses. The guilt of those excuses built up over time, when, finally, I’d had it. Enough was enough.
You’re looking at the result: a new website, just for me. A wanky piece of self-indulgence, but it’s mine.
Where I pretend it was a struggle
When you’re planning to tell the internet about yourself, you have to figure out who you are.
- Am I a web developer who knows about typography and layouts?
- Am I a designer who knows about code?
- Am I a programmer who knows about the web?
I still don’t know, and I don’t want to choose. I’m all of the above and I like it.
When trying to start building my personal website, it posed a bit of a problem though: I wanted to do everything myself, in the best way possible, lest I perceive myself an unworthy designer and developer. This lead to endless stalling. “I need to design a blog. But then I need somewhere to write posts. I guess I need some sort of admin interface. My situation is very unique, so I have to build it myself.”
I think I’ve started over at least five times.
Then, I decided to let go. Make a design and let other software publish the site. Not writing all the code for my own website seemed like a scary premise, but peace of mind and an actual result loomed at the end of this life-draining ordeal.
Finally, I did it. Thanks for visiting.
- I’m adding examples of past work as I go, and I’m starting up the habit of writing posts.
- I’m working on a football website called Clubwatcher. (Go to our Feyenoord page if you’re a supporter of Feyenoord.)
- I have several poster projects lined up, ready for print.
- I’m availabe for hire, if you need something designed or programmed.