Leave No Trace

If you’ve been following this blog for any time, congratulations! You are now present for the fifth reboot in as many years. This one is different, however–at least, I believe so. Tell me if I’m wrong in the comments below.

You see, for years and years, I have had arthurthelesser.com, and it has always been an attempt at making something perfect. I know I’m not the only person who does this: I have an amazing idea–a brilliant thing that, once percolated, hatched and unleashed on the world will change it undeniably–and then, if I miss a day on a rigid schedule, or fail to organize tags and categories, or screw up formatting, or… or… or… I lose interest, and only remember I have a website when either a) I inexplicably have interested pings on the facebook sister site or b) WordPress auto-renews my plan.

This time around, beginning around January 1, I had actually posted! I had built an extensive page of books I’d read (which I just now realize, I have to re-do, OH NO), I’d posted about the hazards of bullet journaling, the joy of mapmaking for tabletop RPGs, the challenge of piemaking and the simple pleasure of vegan cooking. And then I tried to format this behemoth of a site.

I’m not a designer or a programmer, I’m a pastor. In the last two and a half months, though, I’ve developed a working knowledge of GIMP 2.0, and I can remember some (not nearly enough) CSS from a thousand years ago, and plus, Google is a thing–and so in this time of Corona, I thought, “Hey, I’ll try to reformat the site,” and then I tried again, and again, and it became a great big Gordian knot.

And so this is the slicing through. I plan to repeat some posts–or rather, re-write them. I plan to have some regular content. I plan to… I plan to… I plan to. I’m good at planning, remember? It’s the execution, and accepting my human limitations, that really gets me down.

So we’ll see. And hey, if it doesn’t work out, there’s always Reboot Part VI: Arthur the Lesser’s Revenge!

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