Site Design

Making WordPress Layouts Like Twitter

At the same time, it would be nice for WordPress to have a similar layout structure as Twitter. In effect, I like the primary feeling of my list view to be one of a collection of notes with the occasional longer form interjected within it.

Or perhaps the default list view just shows long form articles, with the option to switch to a notes list view. This lets the reader just see the essence of your work upfront but then also have the option to see how that work evolved bit by bit.

Update: I’ve figured out way to do this! Here’s how.

Site Design

Making WordPress Writing Like Twitter

When I’m writing on WordPress, it feels like there’s this expectation to expand things to make it long form. On Twitter, since it’s short form, there’s no expectation. You just write.

It would be nice to replicate that feeling of Twitter into WordPress somehow.


My Metaphoric Use of Gaming Language

BTW one of the main things that will quickly become evident upon my website here, as it develops, is my metaphoric use of language.

For someone who comes from a background in building online communities around video games, I will be using lot of MMORPG language to express my current work around vertical development in a metaphoric way.

For example, if I’m talking about “levelling up” in life, what I’m referring to is a person going through a substantial transitory period of growth and development, thus evolving and transforming their level of consciousness in the process.

So a lot of what I’m expressing here might sound like I’m literally trying to gamify life but I’m not (as I dislike that concept). Rather I’m using gaming terminology to help explain how life already functions like a simulated game (due to how we perceive reality) with the psychology of vertical development as a way of understanding how we try to “level up” within this “game.”

Site Design

A Fresh Perspective

In starting this new website, I’d like the flow of this thought stream (aka blog, journal, etc) to intentionally and directly solidify the structure of my Self and my work, similar to how sediment from a river builds up over time, creating a foundation to stand upon.

What this means is that anything that I add to this flowing stream needs to have some piece of itself that can be actionable and put to use in some way. Well that’s the primary intention anyways. Whether that can be realistically achieved is another story altogether, as sometimes when you’re first connecting with something new, especially on an intuitive level, it’s quite difficult to quantify and classify why it’s important at that moment versus understanding it upon reflection.

And finally, this doesn’t mean that everything I post here needs to be super serious either. For example, relaying aspects of my everyday life, also helps people to relate to me in a different, broader way. Or more appropriately, it allows people at different levels to relate to me on their level (i.e. conventional, post conventional, etc). Anyways, it’s always something I talked about doing with each new reboot of my site in the past but something I never really dove into that much but would like to do so this time.


The Deep Wilderness of Our Heart

For many of us, our daily struggle is often about being seen, noticed, and accepted by others.

Yet a calm serenity can be found when we begin to start seeing, noticing, and accepting the otherness of our own being.

It is that which lies within the deep wilderness of our heart.