Absenteeism & Apologia

It’s never agreed with me to make apologies for infrequent posts to one’s weblog. It’s not that I don’t value the faithfulness of my regular readers (I do, immensely), but rather it’s that, as a matter of housekeeping, those posts age poorly, and as a matter of public record, they’re of extremely limited usefulness to most everyone beyond the momentary assurance that, no, I haven’t contracted Legionnaires’s Disease or renounced blogging for Scientology. Nevertheless, I’ve been absent from this weblog for a while, and I do feel compelled to apologize for it.

What’s Goin’ On

Over lunch a few weeks ago, Liz Danzico remarked that lots of her favorite design weblogs had recently been populated with similar notices recently — evidence, in her view, of the fact that weblog authors, who had the fallow early part of this decade to labor lovingly over their blogs, have recently gotten really busy. No longer free to post frequently, they’re instead caught up in the resurgence in design-related Internet projects; businesses have gotten serious about a new round of Web-based initiatives that need to be done now, and that means there’s more work for designers and design companies today than at any time in recent years.

This is the situation at Behavior, where we’ve seemingly always been busy as hell, but even moreso today. It’s meant lots of long nights and weekends at the office for me, but also some incredibly rewarding work. In recent months, I’ve only alluded to what we’re working on and I’m offering no new detail now, but later in the summer, I hope to be able to unveil some cool ass shit. In the meantime, sorry for the lack of posts, and thanks for tuning in.

  1. No need to apologize. I was just thinking about this myself regarding my own site. Of course, I haven’t said anything lately cause I was playing the Sims 2. 🙂 I just count on people checking the RSS feed now and then and when I have something to say they’ll read it.

    Khoi, here’s how it works. You publish an article or two of quality. I add your feed to the list. You put forth another article or three of quality. Thenceforth you can take a solid year before publishing something again. Your track record keeps you in the rotation, not your gregariousness.

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