It’s time to re-work this website. Past time, probably.
I created this site to serve as my professional home page about five and a half years ago. Had I thought to do it sooner than that, perhaps I could have nabbed the dot com URL instead. Oh well. After purchasing my second-choice domain name, I built the thing, fleshed it out with some basic information, and then largely let it sit dormant and collect virtual dust. That’s it. There were a few blog posts related to my college coursework, but nothing meaningful. And the layout, while useful, wasn’t great.
Which isn’t to say this new iteration — a slick new WordPress theme that’s actually mobile responsive — is the greatest. But I like it. And it gives me somewhere to write online. And that’s the whole point. I want to be writing more, and if I’m writing more, I ought to be putting my work out there for others to read. Sounds good to me.
I’m going to try to be better about maintaining Daniel Malone 2.0. Really. I want to blog regularly about anything and everything that pops into my head. I want to write more short fiction — the stories already published were taken from a Medium publication I had made — about sci-fi or otherwise. I want to be able to provide updates on my ongoing struggle to become a published author. I haven’t had that kind of outlet to write publicly since I stopped covering the UMass sports every day, and I’d very much like to get back into a similar rhythm.
So, there you have it: Website 2.0 Will anyone want to read what I have to write? Who knows. But at least I’ll be writing.
And that’s what matters.