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An Update of Sorts

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So a month-and-a-half ago or so I decided I wanted to redesign this website in a very public manner, following the Japanese principle of kaizen, or continual incremental improvement. I doubt many of you have stopped by the site during that time, but if you had, you probably noticed that, well, there really wasn’t a lot in the way of improvement going on, incremental or otherwise. I’ve been meaning to work on the design, but have so many other things I’m trying to do that redesigning this site just wasn’t high enough of a priority. I still intend to do so — I actually have a design well underway, just nowhere near ready to start putting together. For now, though, I’m going back to the previous iteration of the site, even if it’s not my design, just so the site doesn’t look quite so damn ugly, even if it was on purpose.

I think, in fact, that the site’s ugliness was one of the reasons I haven’t updated it much lately. Looking at the site and its ugliness, temporary or not, was a reminder of the work I wasn’t doing, so I tended not to look at it and, therefore, not update it. That problem, then, is now solved, and I hope to get back to a more consistent update schedule. Regardless of the other work I’m doing and the quality of that work, I almost always feel better about myself when I’m writing. I have one of those brains that tends not to be quite sure what it thinks about things if I’m not writing my thoughts down somewhere.

I have been doing some writing, of course: during the last month over at Moviegeekz, I’ve posted reviews of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the Ryan Reynolds mindfuck The Nines and the fantastic and underrated Robert Downey Jr./Val Kilmer noir-comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, as well as the old Sandra Bullock romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping, just ’cause I like Sandra Bullock. I’ve got more stuff coming up over there just as soon as I find the chance to finish writing it; soon I’ll cross that magical fifty reviews mark and it’ll start to feel almost like a legitimate movie review site.

That’s it for now — just wanted this site not to feel quite so abandoned. More to come soon!

Written by Allen

August 3rd, 2009 at 8:59 pm

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