Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

I’ve been inconsistent in posting here. While I enjoy noting observations and proposing arguments, something hasn’t been working for me. I think that has to do with the format. For me, ideasonideas is about lengthier pieces—almost essays. The problem I run into is having something to say—but perhaps not quite that much.

For a while, I played with Tumblr, but it felt wrong. The medium feels more suited to cultivating visual memes than plain words. I also started writing a book called The Design Method, which is coming together nicely, but a longer-term project. So, I started filling text documents with small posts and just leaving them on my desktop. Eventually, it seemed like I should post these somewhere.

So, we put together something new, better suited to shorter posts. (It’s also nice on mobile devices.) I have a bad habit of starting things like this and abandoning them, so I make no promise to keep it up-to-date, or even active. For the time being, though, I have a sufficient number of posts in mind to necessitate the new outlet.

In the meanwhile, I want to thank you for reading the posts here. I sincerely appreciate all the feedback readers like you have given over the years, and the great dialogues that ensued. This little blog has resulted in meeting a lot of nice folks, and I’m grateful for that!

Want to give the new blog a look? Visit erickarjaluoto.com.

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  1. Mark says:

    I'm excited about the new short-format blog and thrilled that The Design Method will be printed. I've pre-ordered a copy and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival later this year. Best of luck in all your endeavors.

  2. Thanks Mark! I really appreciate you reading the blog—and picking up the book. It would be nice to meet up someday. I like the work you're doing!

  3. Mark says:

    Thanks Eric—that means a lot.

    Meeting up would be a treat (I've been looking for an excuse to make it to Vancouver). Of course, if you're ever in Chicago our studio is located just around the lake and we're in the city on a regular basis.

  4. I'd like that. I haven't been to Chicago, but do want to see it one of these days. :-)