Monday, March 15, 2010

Work with no discernible output

I wish I knew more about website design. I've wasted away several hours tonight trying to mess with my blog, only to put it back to what it was before because my skills as a web designer don't quite match up with how I see things in my head. I'm learning, but it's a slow, confusing process. I think I have more work to do before I make anymore major changes to the blurg.

I always feel bad when I spend hours on that kind of thing rather than writing, because though it might end up looking a little better, that kind of work has no discernible output. I can grade papers or clean a toilet and see a difference right away, but web design is one of those oddities where you can work and work and not really much of anything shows up. It makes me feel like I've wasted my life away three hours at a time. It's interesting to me, though. I guess I'll keep learning how to do things as necessity warrants it. There's certainly a lot more power in knowing how to design something the way you like it. For now I'll keep what I have--clean and simple and it makes me happy.

I'm so tired. I'm just beat. This week is going to be a real bear with all the rehearsals I have for our staff dance event at school. I'm loving my time with these ladies, but it's wearing me out to do all that dancing/teaching on top of my regular teaching and workout routines. E and I are still hanging in there with P90X (I'm on doubles) and though I'm not seeing any results (see a parallel?) I'm hopeful that they're coming to me someday.

I'm off to bed. Peace out.

1 comment:

  1. I know EXACTLY what you mean about frittering away three hours with no discernible output.