Back into the groove…

Nearly a whole month and no posts… What is the world coming too?

I don’t know why but ever since Christmas I have been feeling motivated to do all sorts of things – unfortunately blogging isn’t one of them.

Last year was a busy one for me, both at home and at work, and if I can do half the things I have planned this year, then it’ll be even busier still.

Recently I’ve been feeling very creative; I’ve been playing a lot more video games, and developing more cool things than normal and I’m loving it.

Web design

I currently have 4 WordPress themes on the go. That sounds like a lot, and I guess it is, but let me explain.

  1. Theme 1 is a “sequel” to Regulus. It will be a free theme with optional paid extras (the theme itself will be entirely free). I actually started making it 6 months ago and since then child themes have really taken off so the theme was put on the shelf and I will be tweaking it to use the new child theme tech.
  2. Theme 2 is a sequel to Mimbo Pro, my second collaboration with Darren Hoyt. This theme will feature a very similar style but is being designed with customisation in mind – this means the code will be simplified greatly and things will be made much more flexible.
  3. Theme 3 is my own premium theme – this is the most complex theme I’ve ever made and will lay the foundation for future themes.
  4. Theme 4 will be a totally free life blogging theme. It rocks already… and it’s not yet finished.
  5. … And a bonus theme – I am currently working on mockups for this site… but more on that some other time.

Video games

On top of the web design I have also been playing a lot of games recently and will be posting full reviews on Binary Joy over the coming months. Some of the games I’ve been enjoying are…

I’m not sure where my new found gaming motivation has come from but I think it helps that my girlfriend has been playing a lot of those games with me.

It feels good to be excited about these things again. I have lots planned for 2009; it’s going to be a busy year – but I’m looking forward to it… maybe I’ll even manage to blog a bit more regularly.

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