2 Months of Blogging Notes
by Jay Hilgert
on February 28, 2007
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I wanted to lighten things up for a post and show you my brainstorming method. It may seem a little archaic, but this is honestly how I decide what story to publish next. From emails I get from you all, and various comments, I can tell that some of you are probably curious as to who exactly I am, and how I come up with my ideas. So I’m dedicating this post to answering some of those questions.
I’m a Graphic/Web Designer blogging in my spare time. I haven’t quite come out of my shell yet, so lets leave names out for now and just call me BittBox, but the reason I started this blog is to share knowledge. The best way to do that is source files in my opinion, hence all of my freebies. I love designing, and I love helping people learn. A pretty good reason for starting a blog I think! I give all of my work away for a number of reasons. One of these reasons is to help everyone else (you) learn what I already know. I’ve spent years reading tutorials only to find that if I had a better college professor or two, I wouldn’t have had to waste 300 hours of my life searching for an answer that’s so simple it hurts. I hate the fact that colleges and universities continuously fall behind in educating designers for the ever-evolving world of web design. But they are pretty damn good at making you buy the latest editions of a useless textbook! WTF.
In a nutshell, I was supremely disappointed in what my web design education had to offer me (I know there are decent web design programs out there, but I wasn’t lucky enough to be in that situation, and I don’t believe I’m alone on this) so I was forced to teach myself everything I know. This blog is my way of trying to help some of you skip the unnecessary steps that many of us have to take, and get right to the good stuff. (illustrator especially) I’ve only been around for about 2 months, but I’m not going anywhere, and thanks for all of the positive feedback.
~BittBoxLearn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer - Click Here