It's fairly clear to me that the redesign doesn't really work. The text doesn't read well on small screens and it doesn't read well on this super amazing 15inch macbookpro retina. Typepad just isn't cutting it anymore either. Making this decision isn't easy but it's been hanging around my head for way too long.
On one hand: yay for blogging. On the other: le tired. Ideas for posts keep on coming up that I never end up writing and then the moment is gone. Also, this self flagellating tone of voice is bothering me.
So I'll just eat my own self referential navel gazing dog food and blog about blogging. Get the hands moving again and use this as notes for it's own demise. Worst case scenario is I start blogging again. Best case scenario is I start blogging again.
Things I want to be able to do:
Maintain the balance between quick notes and more designed text pieces. This balance should be kept in both workflow and output.
Have a home on the web, not a mixture of different sites with slightly conflicting experiences.
Work well across all mediums, screen sizes, etc. This requires further thoughts on content strategy. It needs to look as shit hot on a retina laptop as it does on a janky phone and an ereader.
Text as interface. This is already the case, but needs to be more considered. No reliance on photos
Be subscribe-able in some manner. I don't really bother with RSS feeds, it would be disingenuous to expect the same.
Have as much control over the html/css as possible without this semi-false desire get in the way of actually doing the work.
Durability/maintainability. I don't want to have to fiddle with plugins later down the track or find out that I can't get it to work on a different computer. Also, see: Exporting data.
Be worth the time it takes to make.
Be worth the time it takes to read.