My old blog is pretty much dead to me. Too much effort. I was repelled by Tumblr and its ilk at first, but I think they’re on the right track. They’re deeply socially connected; in a sense I want, for a personal site, an aggregation of my activity elsewhere. I want to send photos and video to my phone and have it “just work” on the site, without further effort. I want to be able to email posts from my phone, or use an app to write one.
I spent probably a solid week developing the White Balance Images blog, with high expectations and incredible control over the publishing using Expression Engine. EE is amazing, truly - but just overkill for what I’m trying to do. I’m not shopping myself around as a web designer anymore. It matters less to me now that I create every pixel of the experience, and more that I can get my media and ideas in front of people with less effort. Because at the end of the day, I’d like to focus less on pushing pixels and more on building my life and my family.