And so it starts.This is long overdue. I first happened upon the world of the blog in early 2005. Amazed at the glut of content it offered, I lapped up as much as I could handle. After some time I began to fancy myself a blog of my own. I'd imagine the wise observations and measured rants that would grace the site, the lively debate that would ensue and the readers I'd enlighten. It would be inspirational.
I indulged in this for four years. Four years of reading, observing and learning. Imagining, dreaming and what-iffing. It's now time for me to spend fewer hours consuming and more time contributing. Less planning, more doing. In that spirit, I give you my Blog Post The First.
It goes against my grain to put something out into the world that is not perfect. There is so much I still want to do with this site's design and functionality, but I realised the other day that this post has been in draft mode for over five months. So, inspired by a nudge in the right direction, I've decided to embrace the medium's imperfect and evolving nature, and just do. Content is sparse for now, but if all goes well the site will eventually grow to a great hulking repository of design opinion and conversation. Failing that, a nice portfolio and a collection of my thoughts.
My intention with this blog is to discuss issues around design, its value and its relevance to marketing. I'll favour topics of a strategic and philosophical nature over how-to's show-and-tells, though these may slip through sometimes. I'll also share my working process and the goings-on in my studio, as well as other thoughtlets and proto-ideas that float to my mind's surface.
Posting will probably be a little sporadic for the first few months as I find my feet here. Whatever frequency and depth I do settle on, I aim for quality over quantity. If I have nothing of interest to post I promise not to resort to posts of the "20 Totally Unbelievably Mind-blowing Awesome Pictures of Random Stuff" sort.
A note of the boring-but-kind-of-necessary sort: I'm not quite happy yet with the site's design. The typography needs refinement, the colours need a lot of work, the template is limited. But it'll do for now. I am still making adjustments, playing around with this div and that widget and I'll probably be playing with them for a long time yet, just because I can. I like to tinker. At the time of writing, the design needs some hacking for better viewing on certain obsolete-but-popular browsers, and in the next month or two especially, certain elements may look a little odd at times, as I figure them out. But it's all for the greater good of kreativation.co.za. Please bear with me as I tinker, and let me know if you happen upon any weirdness in your browser.
And now, it starts.