One year ago I sat at my computer nervously staring at the blue “Publish” button. “This is it,” I thought to myself with furled, nervous eyebrows and a clenched jaw. I pushed the button and published my first post onto Design Affects and immediately slammed my laptop shut. Now 45 posts later, I still feel like that when I hit that button and careen my thoughts into the interwebs, although I’ve graduated to quickly closing the page rather than my laptop lid.
Before I even dreamed up the name Design Affects, I spent a lot of time reading why and how to start blogging. One blogger said that blogging improves your storytelling skills. Numerous bloggers recited how blogging connects you with other like-minded bloggers and readers, creating a network of friends and colleagues you never knew were out there. And blogging becomes a repository for ideas that make you tick. Luckily, I too have seen these all fall into place as a result of starting Design Affects.
But what I didn’t expect was that blogging has taught me most about design. Continue Reading