Turning four

Daniel turned four yesterday. The kid is getting huge but is still so sweet. He is the luckiest middle child. Instead of being forgotten in the middle (overshadowed by his older brother or ignored because his baby sister hogs all the attention), he gets best friends on both sides–a loving big brother to look up to and a sweet little sister that shadows him everywhere.

I posted when Daniel turned three and turned two, and it is baffling that it is already past time to post his birthday well wishes. Gabi also wrote some sweet words about our son on Facebook and included another picture of him in his Iron Man costume–which he’d probably always wear if we let him.

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This blog is four

Happy Birthday

I received the note above in my email today from Tumblr and had to share it. It’s amazing to think I’ve run this site for that long. I let the 1,000th post come and go with little fanfare but feel I should mark this milestone with more than three short sentences.

From the beginning, this site has been a side project, a hobby that would get bursts of attention and then months of neglect. I learned the basics of HTML and CSS from working on this site, and, more recently, it served as a sandbox for learning responsive web design, typography, JavaScript, and a number of other web technologies. It’s been a valuable hobby, teaching me skills I’ve used in all my jobs over the last four years.

My intention has always been start writing more here and sharing things I make. Unfortunately, since sharing fun links and images from around the web has always been so much easier to do consistently, those are the kinds of posts that make up most of the current archive.

All the best sites I follow post daily. This site has been online for four years, and this is my 1,148th post. That means the posting schedule is still shy of the one a day mark. Apologizing for not posting more is silly, but re-committing it and following through to it isn’t.

I’m determined to begin writing more regularly, but I know determination without action doesn’t matter. Perhaps this will be the year that changes. Stay tuned to see what happens with this site during the next four years.