A few weeks ago, Stuart from feeling listless emailed to ask if I’d like to contribute to a ‘2005 in Review’ thing he was doing at his blog. The idea was that contributors would write about:
“…something they’ve always wanted to do this year. It could be as simple as being able to see a film, trying a type of food or going to a concert. It doesn’t need to be a life changing event, but it really could be. It depends how open you would like to be. But what really counts is how it made you feel.”
It sounded interesting, so I said I’d write something. I thought about it on and off since then, and eventually came to the conclusion two days ago that I just couldn’t think of anything that fit the bill. I honestly don’t feel like I’ve done something I’ve always wanted to do this year. Under normal circumstances, I like to have at least two or three ‘projects’ on the go at once, from creating a new website to planning a conference; however, this year has been unusual and I’ve been pouring most of my energy into Perplex City.
So really, the one interesting thing I could write about was Perplex City. I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of this, though, because it felt too self-promotional. Stuart sensibly told me that all blogging is self-promotional in a way, and that I should just go ahead and write about it, and that’s what I did – check out my 2005 in Review. It’s the closest I’ll get to writing ‘The Making of Perplex City’ before I write a book on about it someday.