Perth was very nice, and I took a couple hundred photos in between wine/beer tastings in the valley, but none of them are much good. I will upload them to flickr over the course of the week.
It’s been increasingly hard to maintain a good work/blog balance, but I’m not about to let this sucker die easily. Not since 5 of you still read the RSS feed!* But the side projects will have to go. I’m thinking I won’t renew haikulog.com this year, and 1minreview.com died a death sometime back during the server move. Side projects are really just that; a distraction and sapping of one’s energies.
But I learnt something from writing the haiku log anyway; it will sound obvious, but you only really learn from trying it out yourself – quality is more desirable over quantity any day of the week. It’s nice to be able to say that you’ve written about 300 haikus in the last 10 months, but I know I’m only happy with about 10 of them, so I’m just going to try and write 10 with the remaining months of the year.
Developing the t-shirt store will now be my main project after this blog, which needs a redesign and redirectioning. There are many things I would like to direct at many disparate audiences, but this no longer feels like the place where it might happen.
*Not actual number.