Well, hello there Svbtle
As you may or may not be aware, my tagline is “blogger, designer, entrepreneur.” Ever since I was a young lad, I was fascinated with describing things in three words or less. The part I hated, however, was finding those three words. Go figure.
Luckily for me, the problem didn’t persist when it came to me, personally. I blog – it’s my job. I’ve written for AppAdvice, Macgasm, Envato, TED, and The Industry (my brainchild). I design – it’s my passion. I taught myself the fundamentals of the web before I could spell extrapolation, or maybe I was just a slow speller. I, this is a hard one, “entrep?” I never liked the idea of working in a tight 4x4 cubicle from 9-5pm. So the only alternative was to be my own boss (the startup boom hadn’t quite happened yet, a.k.a., it was nonexistent).
Wow, I didn’t quite realize that would take an entire paragraph. My bad. Now, on to the hello message. The main reason I suppose you came.
We were a bit late, but on Monday, The Industry covered Svbtle by Dustin Curtis. I found the idea to be nothing short of amazing. Coming from the complex CMS that is WordPress, I could relate entirely with Curtis’ frustration. Don’t get me wrong. WordPress is the perfect platform for large sites like Mashable, TechCrunch, and RWW. However, for “personal blogging,” as I call it, we don’t need the fancy plugins, SEO, colors, featured posts, news post, OP-Eds, social sharing links, call-to-actions, author bio box, contact form, and the list goes on. Rather, give me a clean minimal space that encourages me to dump my thoughts and add a title, I’m sold. Svbtle is just that, just a tad bit sexier. Oh, and the Markdown support helps.
So, I shot Curtis a response and a day later I was picking out my supporting image from the noun project (yup, my icon means “caution” – take it literally) and my hex.
From here on out, this will be the new dump site for my thoughts (that means bookmark it). If you like them, send a kudo, or not. If you hate them, cool. There’s a reason why I’m not the only person on this network.
Nevertheless, it feels so refreshing to have a space I can call my own. Thanks Dustin. Welcome everyone.