Last year I was reading a copy of 2600 while at the dentist and I came across this article called “The Mysteries of The Hidden Internet” by Tim Tepatti. I highly recommend you go read it!

It was a bit of a call to action of sorts, reminding us all of the internet that existed before the social media grind and obsession with metrics. I sat back, thinking about all the websites and portals I’d had online throughout the ’10s and how they’d been more about making me palatable for these reasons versus me trying to genuinely share something with the world.

Sometimes I’d dick around with a side project and a workfriend would helpfully point out that that side project might look bad to a potential employer, or may alienate a possible customer. It gave me pause, making me wonder when I had transitioned from being some random asshole on the internet to being some kind of brand.

It’s hard to give a crap whenever you’re working two jobs and juggling half a dozen social media accounts trying to keep up with the grind. This year though, this year gave me some perspective.

So I sat down and started figuring out what I wanted to do with my site. I wanted to showcase my old projects, my new projects, my tokens, my cat crochet. I wanted to create a little home for myself on the internet that people could wander around inside of. I wanted it to be welcoming but I also wanted it to be me. It took a lot of work, I kept running into weird problems and freaking out because it wasn’t how it was supposed to be.

Reminded me of the old saying “Perfect is the Enemy of Good.”

It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just needs to be here! So here I am! My little home on the internet, open for visitation between the hours of 9 and 3.