31 Mar 2010
I have been thinking about what possible future topics I might cover – I even carry a moleskin sketchbook around with me now so when a topic strikes me – I can write it down. Actually, I am pretty sure that between the time I have the idea, to the time I can write it down, I have forgotten what it was or lost track of the concept. Considering how hard it is for me to come up with something worth reading, that and along with the fact that I don’t have that many good ideas – this is a problem and when it happens it literally devastates me.
What I can share with you is my list of potential future post topics. These are literally all in the germination phase of my brain (which means that they might never escape that black hole). Currently festering:
- Why I like residential work and why I don’t – give the popularity of “top ten” lists, this one would probably be broken down into two entries.
- My thoughts on fences – now that I have written it down, it sounds pretty dull – maybe this one won’t make an appearance after all.
- Update on the CASA Playhouse competition with a focus on my entry – I would include some sketches and 3d images.
- There are two or three projects from my office that I am planning on posting, they all have a soft contemporary feeling to them. By soft, I mean we mostly followed the maxims of modern architecture but we deviate enough so that you have a place to store all your stuff. These are projects that I don’t think would ever win any awards but our core business is built upon designing projects that work for people and how they live rather than parti diagrams of a concept in built form.
- I have been receiving a number of requests for some of the details we use – makes me a little nervous to put those out there for fear that someone might actually try and build from them. Since I couldn’t include the specifications that accompany and fill in the gaps on these details, I am hoping I can find a way to diagram them so people can still see what we did.
- When not to listen to your client.
- A list of some of the unusual lengths we go through for our clients. I have a case study on a cabana project that I think would fit the bill nicely here
That’s all I have – when those are done I’m dry and I am a little nervous about what might come next. I suppose everyone will just have to see…will I crash and burn? or will something come to me. It will probably be something in the middle.
You might even have noticed that today’s topic isn’t really a real topic either; other than being a day in my life and I didn’t have the time to even attempt something clever. I was talking with contractor this morning who reads my blog and we had a conversation that went like this:
“Where do you get your ideas for what you write about”
“I don’t know, other people’s blogs? Driving down the road, talking to my wife…..I honestly couldn’t tell you.”
“What are you going to write about tomorrow?”
“Nothing – I don’t have anything prepared yet and I don’t have the time to think it through, write it, and find some images to support a topic. I have two projects going for permit this week, the CASA charity event to coordinate, and I have a continuing education class tonight. By the time I get home, I will probably need to get drunk or visit with Michelle, not write tomorrow’s post.”
“Why don’t you tell people all that?”
“You mean write a post explaining why there’s no post? Hmmmmm…That’s actually not a bad idea. I can type it up while I am on the phone to one of the engineers I work with, they never listen to me, why should I listen to them?”
So I apologize sweet and valued readers, this turned out to be a post about why there wasn’t a post today. I will try to do a better job in the future. Even when trying to figure out what title to put on this post, the ones I rejected included:
Are you kidding me? or
I’ve got to try harder or
Jokes on you (definitely not)
I’m thinking about outsourcing this blog to India….
That’s why I went with “Enter Post Title Here??”
Feel free to chew me out in the comment section.