Sites I Like
One of the things that I miss about the earlier versions of this website is the sense that it was an organic thing. I added things when I felt like adding them. I linked to weird things, put up pictures, embedded silly video clips I found. There was a time, believe it or not, when the page existed as more than my online yawning chasm of pain. While I certainly think the design and the underlying code of this latest version is far superior to anything that’s come before, I think that sometimes I slip into a funk where doing this page isn’t fun anymore.
One of the reasons I still love Justin’s Links.net is that it still feels very organic to me. Links could take you anywhere. He has pages on the equipment he’s using. He has a separate section devoted to his sex life. And, you have to find these things. Not everything is carefully categorized.
JonMartin’s site, Preludes.org is still very much an adventure as well. I like to head over there and just stumble around and even though I’ve been reading it since he started it, I still manage to come across things I’ve never seen.
DigitalWoe.com is a site that categorizes entries but still feels organic. She’s very organized over there, but the site still feels much more creative than what I sometimes put out.
This is not to say that I’m unhappy with what I do. I like the Bastad. Sometimes I just think it would be nice to turn it back into a silly blog where I post random crap. Then it would be like a million other sites out there instead of being what it is, but I can’t help but thinking that there’s a reason those million other sites keep growing and why sites like mine, full-on diary sites, seem to be on the way out.