One of the areas I’m still working out is how I approach the Life is a Fountain Blog.

There is a lot of content spread across an increasing number of pages of Life is a Fountain. In addition to that I have designs on creating one or more prominent sections of the front page of Life is a Fountain so that it is updating, or changing, or regularly showing new  content. And so realistically, even with the breakneck pacing I am currently working at, I probably can’t keep up the Blog section like I did with our previous (still running) iteration, Clerkmanifesto.

I’m okay with this, maybe even a little happy about it.

Clerkmanifesto ran very formalized posts, on a strict, daily schedule. And though they often seemed casual and conversational (I think), maybe like this now seems, they were designed nearly always to be very finished, whole pieces of, well, if not art, then, like meals, whole meals, instead of snacks, or a quick drink, or an espresso standing up at the bar.

I’m thinking I’d like a lot more snacks and espressos and quick drinks at the bar here going forward.

I’d like a brief picture, a telling bit of comedy, and a short thought to have a place here, an update on the blog or the site as a whole, like this one, along with, on occasion, a longer, more thoughtful, or just more complete essay.

Right now, as this post releases, I am running a series over on Clerkmanifesto designed to bring at least a few people over to Life is a Fountain each day, always to specific pages; Forms, Dylan, Cat, Marketing, and so on. This is requiring me to create a great deal of landing content for those pages (and it is sometimes acting as instigator for me to create those pages!). I am still putting a lot of new things onto Life is a Fountain.

But despite that I’d like to start out trying to still post something each day on the blog here. But, if you follow along with this part of The Fountain going forward, I think you will find that what you come upon here could be almost anything. And if you are used to the secretly formal and complete daily essays of Clerkmanifesto, this is my fair warning that this, The Life is a Fountain Blog, will probably be more like a light sampling of what’s new on Life is a Fountain, rather than the whole of it.



With this blog post below I am officially opening the door to Life is a Fountain. The piece below the pictures is pretty much as it was published on Clerkmanifesto, which is what I am now thinking of as the previous iteration of Life is a Fountain. It is thus geared for that audience. Hopefully most posts going forward, which will be simultaneous on both sites, won’t be so specific to one or the other! This one is, but I have spiced it up with three pictures for you in case you are coming over to check things out from Clerkmanifesto and already read this.