One of my favorite sayings is “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” The point behind that statement is that, if you are way too focused on trying to perfect everything, you won’t be able to put together anything good because you’ll find yourself waiting for some sort of “perfect” that will never come. That attitude is what got me going with the blog this week. I had done some computer repair work as a teenager and taken a computer programming class during my junior year at Washington & Lee, but beyond that, I didn’t (err, don’t) know anything about website construction. A lot of blogs out there have good layouts and are easy on the eyes, and I knew that if I waited for a perfect blog set-up, I would never get anything written. While this website is currently just a twinkle in my eye of what I want it to be, I knew I had to suck it up, say “screw perfection”, and start writing. I’m going for the “build it and they will come” approach as opposed to the “get all the ducks lined up in a row” approach that either: (1) wouldn’t have this website exist until late this summer, or (2) not have this website exist at all.
Originally posted 2013-06-05 09:00:52.