on defining purpose.

For over five months I ran this website as a simple collection of a few medium-length blog posts. Then, about three weeks ago, I decided to add a bunch of new features: this daily blog, a gallery of my sketches, and some space for creative writing. It went from very simple, to moderately complex, and got me thinking about what else I could put here.

Sometime you have a purpose for something when you start out and it is very clear and obvious. Other times you create a space for purpose to fill into. I thought I’d started with a clear purpose, but it has started to seem like there was some space that was calling out to be filled.

I don’t think either approach is right or wrong, good or bad, up or down.

I think it’s merely important that you are able to recognize where purpose comes from, and when it enters into the narrative of your efforts to create something interesting.