Evan, here. The only guy who ever writes on this site. I’m writing today with some BIG news (though, news can only be so big when you have a virtually unread website). Here’s the deal.
I left my job a couple weeks ago and I am spending the next two months attempting to finish all the writing for OHD.
The target is January 1st, 2014, and once we hit that date, I’ll be rebooting the entire site. You will see a new design, some tweaks to the content, and the posts will start over with the very first one. They will then be on a schedule, posting multiple times per week, so that there’s always new, fun content.
I know that most people will wonder why I am going through all this effort so long after the fact (the project ran from July 2011 through June 2012), and there are a couple things I’d like to say about that.
First, is that it’s a point of pride. I said I was going to do this thing and I absolutely want to follow through on it. I hate leaving things undone.
Secondly, it’s the first major writing project of my “career”, and though I may have bitten off more than I could chew, it’s important for the “tough it out”/”do the work” part of my brain to see that I complete this large project.
Third, I need to put this behind me (as much as that is possible) for personal reasons. I love that I did this project, but it looms over potential relationships like some kind of creepy uncle or disease. I’m not saying everyone feels that way, but it happens enough, that I’d like to have the bulk of the work over with and out of the way.
Lastly, my perspective is different now. In editing these posts, I know the whole story, and I know where I failed or succeeded. Sure, it was interesting to have that bright, naive eye at one point, but that’s impossible now, and I am giving myself a chance to write the entire thing from a place of reflection.
That’s the whole story. If you’ve stuck with OHD this long, I thank you from the bottom of my tiny, cold heart. If you’re just sort of finding out about this now, I’ll just ask that you stay tuned, because the whole shebang is on its way.