Dear Readers,

By Timothy B. Smith ·

As you may have noticed in the past couple of weeks, I’ve taken the responsibility of writing on this site a bit more seriously. If you haven’t noticed, that’s ok, I’m telling you now.

Since moving over to Jekyll, the ability to write and publish quickly has given me fewer excuses not to write. I know that whether people read or not, it’s important to maintain some type of documentation of life and work.

For years, I’ve stressed about writing things that would be “interesting”; judging at every turn whether people would like what I had to say. More recently, I’ve been persuading myself not to care. I write and share my opinion on things that interest me, and call it a day. To my surprise, there are those who appreciate that.

I’m also interested in becoming a better writer, and after doing research, I found that as with most things, the best way is to practice. I look up to writers like Marco Arment, Shawn Blanc, Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Adam Clark, and draw inspiration from how they write. What I love especially about Sara and Adam is the level of honesty they’re able to communicate with their writing. I admire that vulnerability.

So here’s to a new beginning with this site. I hope you’ll be part of it. You can now subscribe to the master feed or an articles-only feed. All of the posts are shared on Twitter and App.net, and if you prefer email, there’s an option for that too.

Please say hello. I love hearing from you guys.

Thanks for reading.

—Tim