With all the changes happening on the blog and elsewhere over the past 6 months or so I've been seriously reconsidering its purpose, what I want to achieve with it and what I actually need it do physically.
Take the /now page for example. I always forget to update it (it's been 2 months since the last time) and even when I do it never changes very much. It isn't really a reflection of 'now', just a couple of sentences as and when I remember. I feel that having an out of date or inadequate /now page is probably worse than not having one at all. So I'm considering dropping it.
With the blog showing one day at a time that is a more accurate reflection of now and if there are no posts on any given day then there wasn't anything that I would have deemed worthy of going on the /now page.
The /required page is perfectly fine at what it sets out to do but I feel like it's stuck in 2017. Things have changed, I've moved on and my reasons for doing things have altered. And with that in mind I also need to rethink my /about page or, at least, add some more timely updates to better reflect my current position/state of mind.
When I launched the muse-letter there was only one goal in mind: to start conversations. It's still early days, and I am currently in the process of re-imagining how the letters will work, but there have already been a number of email trails for which I am incredibly grateful. I like the relative intimacy of them even though they are all available publicly. Everything I send out in a letter could equally be posted to the blog but I enjoy the separation and focus they provide. They usually go deeper than the more day-to-day ephemera so provide a nice contrast.
I want to get back to posting more frequently but still won't hold myself to a daily schedule, just as I don't want to place a fixed routine on the letters. These things need to be organic for me, not forced, and I have no rules over what goes where, whether something should be a post or a letter.
That's enough housekeeping/waffling for now, I need to finish this week's letter.