06 January 2010
Posted by Paul Anater at 6:00 AM
This blog will pass the two year mark in a couple of weeks and I've been thinking a lot about how I got to where I am now over the course of those two years. There are a number of blogs and bloggers who helped and inspired me along the way and very high on that list is a blog and a woman who goes by one name, Decorno.
Until I came across her blog, I had the idea that I needed to remain objective and un-opinionated in order to be an effective blogger. Reading her columns for a couple of days cured me of that, let me tell you. If you've never read Decorno, I encourage you to do so immediately.
Decorno is a community of clever commenters as much as it's a well-written and thought-out design blog. Sometimes, particularly noteworthy comments turn into posts in their own right and that's what happened over there recently.
Last Saturday, Decorno wrote a post about costly design mistakes. Her post consisted of a list of things she'd have done differently if she were given the chance to do them again. She ended the post by encouraging her readers to tell their own stories of design regret. Tell stories they did.
One of them, left by a reader named John, prompted another post all together. To wit:
Her comments section that follows that post is a riot of creative color naming and casual obscenity. Do yourself a favor and read through it. Since there's a pony at stake, leave a color story of your own. Look for a heart warming story by me and really good one from Sara Baldwin. The hands-down winner has to be a woman who goes by the name Goddess of Purple. If there's an award for best comment left on a blog, the Goddess of Purple deserves it. So again, cruise on over to Decorno's color post and wade into the comment pool.