You may have noticed, but the last few weeks have been quiet around here. Mainly because I made this in response to a month in of personal upheaval, and it took some doing to get it finished in time for the first of September.
It's been a lot of fun creating something just for the heck of it -- last year, I promised myself "No More New Projects". Vegetables first, dessert later. I had, and still have, a LOT of vegetables to finish. (Good vegetables that I really enjoy, but commitments nonetheless.)
Ideas have been showing up on my doorstep all year like tiny peanut-butter fudge cookies. I finally realized that I wasn't finishing my vegetables any faster by declining them. If anything, my progress was getting slower. So I ate one, finally. And it was awesome. Not to mention, it triggered a new project (we're now booked until February 17th, which makes me both happy and concerned), and more traffic in three days than I've seen in the last three months. (Also, Matt Cutts thinks the project is sweet!)
Nation-Building Tuesdays In Repose
I've decided to let Nation-Building Tuesdays take a nap. I'm not sure how long it will be -- I picture it like a big brown bear settling down for the winter. I want to explore other ways to make us all better at helping people love the things we make.
I will be sending out emails along the way if you're a subscriber, though less frequently than I currently do. I will also be updating our blog with my thoughts and various things that are inspiring me from around the web; more frequently, and not as lengthy. (In the service of making us all better at nation-building, I'm saving my deeper thoughts for whatever I'm making next.)
One thing I'm still open for is your questions. If there's something you would love to hear from me about, I am so happy to write about it. I'm sure it will be helpful for more than just you (I get just as much out of writing responses to your questions as you do reading them).
I'm excited to see what the fall brings. Enjoy your cookies wherever you may find them!
In service and solidarity,
Sarah J. Bray
Updates and Happenings:
- I already mentioned this about twenty times, but I'll say it again -- I made Hello, Month to make September better than August, and I hope you enjoy it.
- I’ll be in Chicago for Story: Chicago September 18th - 20th. Let me know if you’ll be at the conference too, so we can plan to say hello! (I believe tickets are sold out for this one.)
- I'll be in Brooklyn for Brooklyn Beta October 9th-11th. Another sold out event, but if you're going to be there, please let me know! I need some buddies so I don't spend all my time gawking at my design heroes.
- There are a few spots left in our small group nation-building intensive, which is happening January 6th - February 14th. If you have questions, please ask. I’m happy to help you figure out if this format would be right for you.