New Site Design
Since I've been writing more regularly as of late, I figured it was time for a site refresh. I wanted to go with something simple and get away from the standard blog post landing page while keeping things simple. (HT: Zoe Chew for the inspiration.)
The new homepage now includes the about me section as well as a few other details that frequently come up in conversation or that I wanted front and center for other reasons.
I'm going to use a combination of the goals and "Books I've Read" section on the front page to keep track of my reading and share insights from now on. The yearly format I have now where I have to go back to edit had become to tedious and too hard to find or reference for others. Now, the goal is clear, but my Notion list which I update anytime I finish a new book is shared.
Additionally, I've added my software stack to the front page. I'm always thinking or tweeting about the software I'm playing with and this is an easier way to keep it updated. I've also made it easier to connect with me via social media and email.
I'm still toying with the idea of starting an energy focused newsletter that is similar to the ones I read on a regular basis. I haven't finalized my decision, but included a signup block in the event it does get going. Early feedback and sign up rates have been encouraging, so I'm hoping the project will take off.
That being said, I don't want it to be annoying or spam-like so it will be infrequent and not on a busy weekday (Sunday mornings) + have a few guidelines I want it to adhere to:
- Signals not noise: I want to share meaningful content that are indicators of bigger trends in energy
- Fish where others aren't: I'd like to curate articles that most people would miss if they aren't in the sector or digging in deeper (this will improve my breadth of knowledge too)
- No spam, politics or BS. Obviously.
- Not all energy, all the time. I'll share 1-2 articles per week that are just good reads.
The above is also the expectation I've set for myself for the blog going forward too. In addition to keeping all posts somewhere between 400-700 words for the majority of everything written here.
That's it! If you like my writing and are interested in energy, please signup for the newsletter as I'd like it to grow and get better over time. Of course, that requires an audience to give feedback so hopefully we can grow it over the coming months.