I posted on facebook a few days ago about a bunch of projects I’ve completed recently in my life as a web designer.

Things I’ve created that have been keeping me busy these last few months, and thus really bad about keeping up with communicating with people.

http://koboldpress.com (Site redesign)
http://koboldpress.com/kpstore/ (Site redesign and ecommerce store transfer)
http://recursions.thestrangerpg.com/ (User submission site)
http://nanewgamo.montecookgames.com/ (Forum and info site)
http://montecookgames.com (A ton of behind the scenes things)
http://www.danielvonholten.com/ (Writer promotional site)
http://hammerdog.com/ (Gaming site redesign)

And while that is partially an excuse to repost a list of things I’ve created that haven’t yet made it into my portfolio, it’s also a bit of a reflection about making sure to keep a diversity of creative projects. My last few months have been extremely busy getting some big projects off the ground and running, and I’m in the midst of quite a few others right now. Today though, I got a chance to write. I put down about 6,000 words or so across 3 articles and some planning documents alongside the other work of the day, and it felt great.

Writing is a completely different set of tools that creating web content and coding. I felt a kind of “writer’s high” by the end of it, much like a runner pushing through mile 23 of a 26 mile marathon. It was an important reminder to me to not let the things I like to do, like write, fall between the cracks of the things I need to do.

Whatever stokes your fires, make sure you don’t let it fall by the wayside when you find your plate beyond full.