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Life in the Fast Lane

I have been rather busy lately and posts have been rare — this entry will explain some of the reasons but will probably leave you with more questions than answers. Bear with me. In a few weeks time you will know why. Right, let’s start some rumors.

First. I will be moving to Italy in September. Some of you may know why, yet some of you may have to wait a little before understanding what the heck is going on. It may not come as a surprise to you that this new endeavor is design related. This decision will change my life and career. Trust me.

Second. I will have my own blog. Yes. I must be the last designer in this business not to have his own blog. That will change. I’m currently working hard to get everything ready and figure out how to hack my way through Movable Type 3.0. Yes, I did cough up the $69. Six Apart needs to make money too, you know.

So why leave SB? There are a few reasons. First and foremost I want my own design. Something I can play with and change the way I see fit. Furthermore my own blog will be associated with my voice more clearly. Expect some thought provoking content in the future. So when will it launch? Ah, good question. I can’t let you know an exact date at this time. But in a few weeks is probably realistic. Don’t worry, you will hear about it.

Third. You probably noticed that there have not been any new issues of FAST, Weekend Reading and Guru on Paper. Again this is due to the lack of time at the moment. As any blogger knows, quality content takes time. Blogging in general takes time and dedication. In the coming weeks you should not expect a whole lot of posts. But I will be back (you know how to pronounce that…)

Some links

To avoid posting an entry exclusively about me, here are some links to noteworthy stuff related to design, usability, blogging and what not.

This item was posted by dhilhorst on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.


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6 comments on “Life in the Fast Lane”

  1. Posted by Jeremy Flint on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    Does this mean that SB will be less superfluos? Or is Dan going to start regular posting again?

    Good luck in Italy Didier. Can’t wait to hear the news about the reasons behind the move.

  2. Posted by Didier Hilhorst on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    Jeremy — Of course I hope Dan will post more. This remains after all his blog, which means it’s also up to him to decide what he’s going to do. Personally I hope he will post more in the future. He has a lot of useful stuff to say. But as I said, blogging takes time, and sometimes other stuff just sucks up all that’s available.

  3. Posted by Emilio on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    First. I will be moving to Italy in September.

    I’ll wait a while before understanding what the heck is going on ;)

    BTW, as an Italian, I hope you’ll enjoy the country from September on!

  4. Posted by Kevin Tamura on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    Wow lots of changes. Good luck on the new adventure. Don’t fret about being the only designer without a blog. I still don’t have one either. :-)


  5. Posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, June 17th, 2004.

    Yes, I’ll be posting more often in the future — it’s amazing how easy it is to get out of the habit, especially when your audience is being so well taken care of by someone like Didier :)

    I’ve always enjoyed publishing SB, and it will be nice to have a good “excuse” to get back into the regular swing of things.

    Didier’s blog will quickly become a regular visit for everyone in the community, and I’m sure he won’t hold back his opinions either, so be prepared for the laying down of some serious smack…

  6. Posted by Kevin Cannon on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004.

    Hrmmmm… Italy … design related … career chaning …

    Are you going to the Ivrea Institute?

    – Kevin