Well, I’ve been so busy lately that I actually missed this site’s one-year anniversary by a month but the counter marks today as Day 365 so I’m going to use that as an excuse to celebrate. wooohooo!
April 24, 2002 — Welcome to Creative Generalist. This blog is just getting started but will hopefully become a great source and collection of divergent creative thinking. While specialization in all fields has become standard, I believe that a generalist’s role is becoming even more important in figuring it all out. Nowhere is this more apparent than in creative endeavours, where the best ideas are products of a wide, often unusual mix of thoughts, disciplines, cultures and inspirations. A generalist is one who sees the big picture and make the connections that lead to new and interesting discussion. So, that said, I hope to make regular posts as well as posts from other creative generalists. Links, opinion, dialogue, etc. Cheers!
Creative Generalist began on April 24th, 2002 basically as a way to force this particular blogger to explore something new and different each day. Indeed, it worked. There have been 321 posts in those 365 days and I’ve touched on everything from Hubble space telescope images, virtual models, Waking Life and graphic designers’ brain chemistry to bad Powerpoint, the economics of ideas, hyperlinking and high quality photojournalism to poster art, language barriers, stop motion and hydrogen fuel cells. In all, Ideas from from a generalist perspective. More surprisingly, CG has logged just over 5000 unique visitors during the year – from at least 44 countries. I’d like to say a quick thanks to all of those other bloggers out there that have linked to CG during the year – especially Charlie over at Pure Content who was the first to do so and has graciously kept CG at the cool kids’ table ever since.
It’s been a fun year and I look forward to the next 365 days! Cheers, _S