I’m still trying to figure out what to do with this little corner of the internet. I anticipate that things are going to change pretty drastically on this blog over the rest of the summer, so BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELT, MOM.
I want to use this as a space to document my life — primarily through photos and video. I’m still trying to put my finger on what I want to write about here, if anything at all. I took a nice long break from publishing posts, which was needed. It’s so easy to get caught up in feeling like you need to be posting to be “popular” or to gain an “audience” or to build your “base” – but in the long run, none of the content that results from that mindset is appealing at all, and it’s totally transparent and boring to boot. Plus, when I caught myself thinking that way, I could never answer the bigger question of WHY I wanted those things — which is never a good sign.
So here’s what I’m thinking:
I’m learning to code, which you can read about over on Medium. I know it seems silly to be starting yet ANOTHER blog, but I do want to keep some separation between my personal content and more business-y, tech-y industry talk. I’m working now on how to best streamline and organize those two parts of my life. It’s turing out to be trickier than I thought.
For example, I totally regret starting up a second twitter account and will probably be deleting that one entirely in the near future. I think when it comes to a shortform, share-heavy medium like twitter, it’s better to be my authentic self in one place (quirks and all) than to be all personality on one handle and all business on the other. I don’t know, it’s almost like I want to represent myself honestly and accurately or something. Weird.
When it comes to longform blog posts and work projects, though, I do think that a separation of content is necessary – which is why I initially set up corleymay.com/work a few years ago.
I don’t love how stagnant my portfolio site has become, but when I looked at it recently (after not having changed it at all since 2012), I found that it was really more of an embarrassing time capsule of who I used to be than a useful or accurate look at the savvy professional I am today (winky-face emoji fully implied here) — so I purged it and started over, creating the sad and anemic blog you’ll see if you visit that link today.
I’m hoping my new coding skillz can help me build a dynamic home base for all of my professional content – I want to update that site regularly, not once every couple of years when I get embarrassed of how out of date it is. My goal is to provide a clear and concise look at what I am learning and working on – which is why I do want to sift the baby photos and personal posts to this blog.