So, it’s about time I built myself a website. Â Isn’t it?
The fact that I haven’t had one until now is seriously only a case of the cobbler’s son having no shoes. Â (Although, having said that, the metaphor is immediately strained: I’m both the cobbler and the son, after all. Â I am not, though, the shoes.)
Here’s how bad it is: for the last decade-plus, I have been developing interactive strategies for major national and international not-for-profit organizations, federal government agencies, and corporations. Â Brands you’ve heard ofâ€”big ones. Â I sit in Very Meaningful Conference Rooms several times a month making high-stakes presentations on social media, information architecture, content syndication, and the like. Â The fact that I haven’t, until now, had a website of my ownâ€”let alone the fact that the one I now do have, let’s admit it, is seriously underwhelmingâ€”is genuinely shameful.
Here’s the deal, though: I’ve got a thriving career as a playwright, a half-time(-ish) day job to tend to, andâ€”most importantlyâ€”a family I love to be with. Â This is about the best I’m going to do… at least for now.
I only have this site at all because I finally decided that something was better than nothing; that it was okay to reveal a bit more of my creative mess to the world: to launch a site-in-progress (which this may always be) and grow it incrementally, in front of the world… the way we all grow, really.
So… welcome. Â I can’t promise to update the site more than every few days, even at that. Â I’m also blogging semi-regularly at www.2amtheatre.com, where I’ll be discussing Ideas of National Theatrical Importance, so that will distract me somewhat. Â Here I’ll keep things more squarely focused on my own career, and perhaps a bit more light-hearted and esoteric. Â I may also rave from time to time on Subjects of Great Significance (to me), like evolutionary biology and traffic patterns and whatnot. Â Who knows?
What I won’t do is limit myself. Â This site will be focused squarely on my own personal brand, and the only way to make that vision manifest will be to allow myself to express a wide range of thoughts. Â The more you know me, the more you’ll know MEâ€”not just the me that writes plays, but my whole being.
And if you don’t like that… I’m okay with that. Â I’ve long ago given up trying to appeal to a mass audience. Â My workâ€”my thinkingâ€”is a bit geeky, exotic, frustrating, expansive, and (I hope) always evolving… particularly through conversations and collaborations, which I hereby invite from everyone. Â If you reach out, you just might hear back from meâ€”give it a shot.
Thanks for your time.