A Thought Catalogue
It’s winter again, five years later, and I remembered my old website. Despite how terribly designed it was, I still miss it. People don’t have Angelfire or Geocities websites anymore; it’s kind of too bad. Those sites may have been hideous, but they were made with love. Every detail, from the font size to the gaudy gifs were carefully chosen by the creator. Nowadays every social media profile has the same bland template. I’m sure the promise of easier and more efficient communication is important for the people who use these services, but it doesn’t really entice me. I guess I’ve never felt the daily mundanities of my life were interesting or important enough to broadcast in 140-character tweets.
Instead, what I’ve always wanted was my own little corner of the internet. Not completely hidden, but in a place only wandering souls would stumble upon. It would be more personal than Facebook or Twitter: it wouldn’t matter who I was, only what I had to say. There would no spellcheck, no flashy themes, no comment sections. It would just be a place to dump my musings. So I created this thought catalogue. Now that I think about it, “Thought catalogue” sounds a lot more grand than I meant it to, but I can’t be bothered to come up with a better descriptor.
I’ll try to update this site regularly; I think it’ll be nice to get my thoughts out. After all, if you let the bad ones fester in your mind, you’ll get depressed. Too much introspection can be destructive and all that.