I just want to be clear right off the bat: this Tumblr is not going anywhere! I’m going to continue to keep it up, but in a slightly different format. Allow me to explain.
I started this blog 9 months ago with the intention of performing 12 challenges (or projects, or whatever I’ve called them), one each month. This idea was a New Year’s resolution to do something interesting with each month. I’ve learned a lot so far, and I’ve enjoyed every moment of work that I’ve done on those projects.
But I’ve decided to abandon my “12 Projects”. I have been thinking a lot about this the past few weeks, and I have a lot of reasons why I’ve chosen to do this, but I’d like to highlight my two main reasons:
- These challenges are becoming a burden on my time. I’ve performed the challenge each month, and with each new month, I’ve found something about that project that I want to explore further. However, I am finding that with each new month, I have less time to work on that exploration. I’m splitting my time too much, and all projects are suffering as a result.
- My schedule is becoming a bit formulaic, and the things on this blog that I think are really interesting - the posts I’ve most enjoyed doing - are not the ones concerning the resolution projects. I want to concentrate on the the work I’m finding most interesting. I want my work to be more fluid, but more focused. I don’t think I can do that any other way.
I thought about making this change quietly, but in the interest of being honest with myself, I want the change to be obvious. I also want to be honest with the folks who follow my posts. Perhaps a change in format doesn’t really bother anyone but me, but maybe it does. If the tables were turned, I’d certainly appreciate a heads up given a similar situation.
Okay, so what happens now? Well, I’m going to continue making daily posts (at least until 9/25, but probably continuing on after that). Any updates I make will be more focused on the creative projects I’m working on at the time. This blog has been, and will continue to be, about the cool projects I’m working on. That won’t change. The format will be a little different, that is all.
I can’t help but wonder if I have failed because I’m not following through on this “mission.” In a way, I think I have. But I’m learning that failing isn’t always a bad thing. I hope that this is a case of failure being the start of a better thing.
Thank you, and much love! See you soon!