This project is the first thing in awhile that literally keeps me up at night.
I get these big ideas pretty frequently- I’m going to start a blog. I’m going to write a book about my adventures. I’m going to learn photography so I can work for an outdoor magazine. I’m going to start an Etsy where I can sell the little things I make. I’m going to…. not see any of these through.
This too started as a thought, a suggestion, a glimmer of something I mentioned in passing with a girl I fit a harness for at REI. I put it on the backburner for a bit. But once I realized that people were actually interested in this, that it wasn’t just a couple of encouraging friends gushing “oh ya that’s a great idea!” and that I REALLY wanted to use this myself, I knew I had to go for it. I don’t know anything about coding. I don’t have any experience with web design or social media (What is a hashtag really for…?). But I stayed up late one night fucking around with CSS over and over again and FINALLY something clicked. And ever since, I’ve been avidly plowing away at this thing and literally cannot wait to come home from a 14 hour day at work and sit behind my computer to work on it.
If you’re reading this now (Mid-October), you’re one of the verrrrry select few people I’ve let in on this thing. SO HELP A SISTER OUT AND CRITIQUE THE SHIT OUT OF IT. The design is still in its baby I-don’t-know-how-to-code-so-gimme-a-break steps. The content is the most important here. What do you want to see? What’s missing? What’s confusing? What’s awkward or ugly?
Thank you, ladies of the Alpenglow. Stay rad.