One Year on

This is a previous version of my About page on my hosted site:

Simon Woods is a man of dubious taste with little to no skill for effectively managing time, space, or any other dimension. He also likes to use words incorrectly, if for nothing else than the exquisite joy of seeing people care enough to get annoyed about it. There’s also a chance that doing the ‘words’ thing is difficult and laziness feels so damned good. He’s lucky enough to live with Claire Field, an infinitely patient and dizzyingly talented fiancée, in a city that is known for a collection of insects who continue to be quite popular many years after their death. Every day is made even better by the company of two cats, one of a delicate nature and the other of a kind you are likely to see with the Muppets.

The effort to work is often characterised by an inability to make substantial progress one way or the other but Simon has at least improved his ability to recognise this in a practical manner. There are points when it seems best to give up but then life wouldn’t be very interesting without challenges, and so he perseveres. To this day it is likely his most impressive achievement.

For those who have taken the time to read this he apologises. Please know that it was excruciating to write.

Especially the three paragraphs before this one.

… I was, uh, trying something. If it taught me one thing it’s that I much prefer to write creatively within the context of specific projects, especially when it comes to writing fiction.

I’m still thinking a lot about my pages and my blog and how it all fits together; I’m leaning towards having a single page as a better representation for both what I am now doing and what I am aiming to do. The question now is: how do I create such a page?

I have a custom domain – whilst I’m here, I’d like to thank Manton for introducing me to the idea that as long as you have your domain, the guts of the site are largely irrelevant; it has clarified my thinking a whole fucking lot – so I think I’ll start with something that’s free and then upgrade later when possible, should there be something else I need from such a site.

Anyway, I have tweaked both my current About page and my Subscribe page.

Also, I just released a bunch of updates for @til and now I’m ready to ramp up my efforts on other projects. As I previously mentioned my blogging quantity will decrease but in place of that I will produce higher quality, focused work. My ability to do this has in fact been jump-started by my renewed blogging over the past year, which is another thing for which I can thank Manton Reece; seriously dude, you both got more blogging from me and helped me find the focus required to make hard decisions… for that, I can’t thank you enough.

There are times when it becomes easy to forget the things we do for each other as people. Right now it is important for me remember that Manton, Jean, and the whole community has done for me that which I truly needed. Thank you all. ❤️

Mumblings @simonwoods

• • •

Don't forget to love each other ❤