An annoying neccessity. When it comes to writing in a journal or posting to a blog, there is something that seems to always happen. If there has been a hiatus since the last entry or post, I always feel compelled to state something like, "Wow, it's been a long time since my last entry..." and "I really need to write more often...blah...blah...blah" This time I'm not going to do that. I realize of course that writing about what I normally might do but I'm not going to do it now, is basically the same thing as just doing thing that I said I'm not going to do.
Occasionally I get inspired to keep a blog. The inspiration sometimes comes from reading great posts on other blogs or because I feel that I want to dump some of the stuff that is in my brain but not forget it all together. This "re-beginning" is no different. I would really like to be a better writer. I think it is really important to not just be someone who has some really great ingredients or components but be someone who can synthesize these smaller thoughts or considerations into a larger and cohesive whole. It's one thing to feel one way or another about some form of design, but it's entirely something different to be able to fully describe a feeling and concisely illustrate where this feeling or thought belongs in the bigger perspective. A great designer doesn't just stop at describing what something looks like or how something is but pursues the why and seeks to share the why with others.
For the most part I seriously stink at writing. This is my re-beginning of the endeavor to become a better designer.