After two months of paternity leave and mostly not posting, I’m resuming work on kottke.org today. It’s been wonderful getting to know my son and gaining some much needed perspective, but I’ve missed doing the site too…9.5 years on and there’s so much yet to do. So here we go.
Two quick notes.
1. I’ve saved up several links found while on leave…they’ll be trickling out to the blog for the next few days. Apologies if you’ve seen them before (some you probably haven’t), but if you’ve been paying attention, kottke.org isn’t a place for the exclusively new and fresh. There are several other sites out there for that; they function excellently but I’m going to have to go ahead and disagree with much of the blogosphere that whatever is newest is interesting to the detriment of everything else. Bollocks to the new.
2. Several people have inexplicably assumed that since I’m now a father, kottke.org is going to turn into some kind of daddyblog, and furthermore asserted that they’d like that not very much. Rest assured, not going to happen. I’m sure I’ll make occasional mention of the family, but don’t look for posts entitled “Umbrella Stroller Buying Guide” or “How to Buy Gender Neutral Clothing for Your Newborn (A: Don’t Try, This is Nearly Impossible)”. For those who want Ollie, Ollie, Ollie all the time, may I suggest checking out my Flickr stream for the occasional photo.