So, I haven’t written in a while. Or, to be more precise: I haven’t finished a written piece in a while. That is not because I didn’t write at all, but in the current situation, I simply decided to prioritize family and work over writing, which is still kind of a hobby for me. I started a few posts from time to time but then didn’t take the time to edit and finish them. This bugs me.
I genuinely love to write. Thinking about what to write is interesting already but when you start to put your thoughts on, well, virtual paper, something amazing happens. Just like with design work, the end result is never what you expected it to be when you started the piece. The act of writing is always exciting and surprising. Especially when you try to let the words just pour out. It sounds like a platitude, but the older I get, the more I realize how true it is: The journey really is the reward.
In some of my previous posts on this site, I wrote about what I learned from reading and listening to books and podcasts on writing. One of the first pieces of advice was to just start writing. Regardless of whether you are in the mood or not. Regardless of whether you think you have something to write about. If you want to be a better writer – write. But somehow, I did not practice what I preach. I’ll change that today.
Starting today, I will post a shorter – or sometimes maybe even longer – piece on this site for 100 days. I have no idea what I will write about yet. Some posts will surely be about the Web, about design, and about coding. But others might also be about an observation I made that day or something I learned or enjoyed. I might share insights from books and podcasts or also a chocolate cake recipe. We’ll see.
What will I learn from this? Will my writing improve? Will I think more about what to write? Will I make it a habit? Will you enjoy what you read? Will I fail? I don’t know. All I know is that I already like the idea of writing more and seeing where this leads me. I’m actually excited! Let’s do this. I’ll see you tomorrow.
P.S. If you want me to write about a particular topic, just drop me a note or write me on my twttr.
Posts I wrote thus far
- Day 1: The Curse of Knowledge
- Day 2: Digital Type Specimens
- Day 3: The Details
- Day 4: The Beautiful
- Day 5: Change and the Status Quo
- Day 6: The Right Way to Use fonts.com Web Fonts
- Day 7: World Wide Gamut Web
- Day 8: Fuck it, why wait?
- Day 9: The Shortcut Boomerang
- Day 10: Designing and Making
- Day 11: Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes
- Day 12: Balancing Risk
- Day 13: Welcome to the 21st Century
- Day 14: The Importance of Being Inauthentic
- Day 15: Building the Inclusive Web Together
- Day 16: CSS Custom Properties Fail Without Fallback
- Day 17: The Web of Privilege
- Day 18: Resilient Systems vs Humans
- Day 19: There Is No Secret Code Day 20: Feck Perfuction
- Day 21: Smooth Operations
- Day 22: Release
- Day 23: Becoming a Tyrant
- Day 24: Debugging HTML With Advanced CSS Selectors
- Day 25: What Would This Look Like If It Were Easy?
- Day 26: Go Deep
- Day 27: The Web in the Age of Ubiquity
- Day 28: Milton Glaser – Ten Things I Have Learned
- Day 29: Fussy Web, True Meaning.
- Day 30: 85 Percent
- Day 31: Thoughts on Writing: Read It Out Loud
- Day 32: One Egg
- Day 33: TeamOps
- Day 34: Necessity Is the Ultimate Teacher
- Day 35: Don’t Assume, Validate.
- Day 36: The New Urgency of Climate Change
- Day 37: Fear
- Day 38: Useless Is Useful
- Day 39: Scrolling Elements Into View
- Day 40: Wicked Design
- Day 41: Always at Your Service
- Day 42: Their Fault
- Day 43: Progressive
- Day 44: Hell Yeah or No
- Day 45: The Idea Machine
- Day 46: Lateral Thinking With Withered Technology
- Day 47: Range
- Day 48: Finite and Infinite Games
- Day 49: Gall’s Law
- Day 50: Halftime
- Day 51: How I Structure My CSS (for Now)
- Day 52: Fading Music in and Out in an Online Workshop (On a Mac)
- Day 53: BICEPS: Six Core Needs for Humans at Work
- Day 54: Design Debt
- Day 55: The Thing With Leading in CSS
- Day 56: Aspect Ratio in CSS: Hacks and a New Property
- Day 57: Your Brain Is Plastic
- Day 58: AVIF: A New Image Format
- Day 59: CSS Custom Properties With @property
- Day 60: Design and the 80/20 Principle
- Day 61: On the Design Systems Between Us
- Day 62: :focus-visible Is Here
- Day 63: Painting With the Web
- Day 64: Better Options