Who am I?
Eric Matthew Richardson, a writer, composer, and whatever else that lives in Chicago, Illinois. I mostly work on musical theatre, but have also been dipping into weird DIY projects and some interactive stuff. You can check out my portfolio website here.
But really, what is it?
The modern-day blog is a perfect reflection of the digital hellscape we're currently living in. Bloated. Generic. Advertised to hell. I can't tell you how many times I've run a search for some simple information, only to be confronted with page after page of spammy "articles" regurgitating the same targeted search phrase in a desperate attempt to obtain my precious clicks. Just let me know what channel the Cavs are on, I don't need a whole three-paragraph writeup about cable package pricing.
So this space is a reaction to that. A return to form. An attempt to rebuild the promise of the old, weird internet. No ads, no data collection. Probably clunky as hell. Whatever the opposite of SEO is, I want to be that.
But really, it's just whatever I find interesting.
- I wanted a space to collect my thoughts and post whatever else I'm working on that doesn't need to appear on my portfolio. Articles, projects, podcast appearances, events, etc.
- I wanted that space to be something that I owned.
- I wanted a little DIY project.
I'm teaching myself how to develop for the web so I can be from the oppressive chains of subscription tech companies. I started out by building my portfolio site
, but also wanted to learn how to use a static site generator. I made this using Eleventy
What can you expect?
Who knows! I'm loosely committing to writing at least one thing per month, but we all know how that goes. Maybe a book or movie review. Maybe some political thing. Maybe a journal of what I'm working on that month.
I also don't really have a view counter on here, so for all I know, I'm just farting into the void.