Slick New Theme

Even though I only post here once or twice a month, I decided to give the ol’ site a little face lift last night.

I love how clean and simple the articles on Medium look and how the focus is totally on the words. I wanted to mimic that as best I could so I found this nice template called Gravit that has no sidebars and wonderful choices for font and font sizing.

One odd benefit of this design is that I no longer feel obligated to find an image to accompany a post. I may tack on an image to a story every once in a while but I think stories look so much better with just the white background and the black text.

I briefly considered switching from WordPress to a new blogging platform called Ghost. It looks super slick and clean and very minimal, but I ultimately decided against it. If I can barely bring myself to post here once a month then I’m certainly not going to go through the trouble of trying to install a new platform on the server.

In other news, I’ve been writing some scripts for a first person sci-fi audio series/podcast type deal. It’s certainly different than anything I’ve ever done but I am really enjoying it. I love getting into this character’s head and seeing how freely the words are flowing.

I haven’t decided what I am going to do with it when I finish. I have someone lined up to be the voice, but I don’t know where or how I am going to release it yet. I’d really like to create a separate website for it and create an immersive experience where in addition to the narration by the character, there would be notes, maps, drawings, etc. “from” the character.

I’m leaning that way, but I need to finish it first!

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