Well, my "new" BrilliantEye.ca website is launched.
Um.... sort of. 🤔
Let me explain. First off, let me tell you that it has taken SO much more energy than I had ever imagined to create this new version of What I Do For A Living. What I thought I'd accomplish in a couple weeks took twice as long. Was it worth it? I think so... but this website isn't for ME, of course. It is for YOU. So, let me know if I've tossed the better part of a month away on making it pretty and nice. 😉
Secondly, this project really reminded me of a phrase a good buddy once said to me. "I pity the perfectionist."
Now, I've got some grey hairs (or "silver" as I like to call it) and I've learned a thing or two in my 50+ years riding around on this strange mudball called Earth. One thing I've learned is that phrase above is a valid one. I've learned that nothing is ever perfect. Except, perhaps, imperfection itself. Yet even knowing this truth I did somewhat torture myself over the weeks of building this website from the ground up again. What colours? What images? What's MY message I want YOU to know about ME? What message do I NOT want you to know about me? etc etc etc.
Thus, the "soft launch". Many of you will not read this blog until after I do the HARD launch. The soft launch is so that a select (and please take no offence if you were not initially included in this crew - take it as a simple fact I spared you some potentially challenging conversations with me 😎) bunch of people can go over this site with their fine-toothed combs or, if inspired to do so, with a big knarly hair brush. They will let me know what they like and dislike. They will let me know what is WRONG or, alternatively, NOT RIGHT with this version of the website. They will, in effect, be a first guard for me against the hideous perils of Public Shame and Loss-of-Face that could result from not getting it perfect. (And I love them, truly, for taking the time ❤️)
As I worked on the content and construction of the new BrilliantEye.ca, there were many a lunch that sat beside my laptop getting cold as I wrestled with a rogue image placement or fenced with an arrogant pronoun. But, eventually, hunger drove me to look 10 to 12 inches to the left or right of my computer to locate sustenance. And then, after a few distracted bites, I got back to the work at hand.
Hope you like the site. I really do. It's not perfectly RIGHT but it, at least, isn't (and I've checked with my peeps on this) WRONG.