Welcome to the new DeepMojo! Well, really it’s the same old site but refreshed with a modern theme. For my loyal readers, I promise to strive toward an average rate of at least 0.2 posts per month. I know, that seems ambitious, but this time I’m serious. For the record, and answering the titular question, having a blog (however neglected) is an agreed upon best practice within my profession. Also, having the option and the ability to publish globally, instantly, and without censorship is not something I take for granted. Historically, I have not exercised that option frequently. I don’t need to justify what I have built here by concerning myself with traffic or being a prolific producer. It’s enough for me to have a nice platform to publish from as my way of paying due respect to web of information and ideas within this page resides.
When I created Blackheart, my previous WordPress theme, it was important to me to develop a custom theme that demonstrated my abilities as a designer and presented an aesthetic that deeply resonated with my sensibilities.
Five years later, everything has changed. Mobile dominance demands responsive layouts, web fonts are practical, flat design is the new black, my skills as a designer have somewhat languished, and my tastes have moderated toward pragmatism, practicality, minimalism, and things that help me get done quickly.
This time, I could have rolled my own CMS, opted for hipness with Jekyll, whipped up something nice in Bolt (because Silex), or a million other options besides stodgy old over-powered WordPress. But I have history with this CMS… over 10 years of it. So I can’t leave now; we’re practically common law married.
For these reasons (after a ten minute search) I have chosen Sparkling by Colorlib as my new theme. Personally, I think it’s beautiful for a free theme.