A logo concept for a new blog I am starting. I am currently looking for writers that want to contribute. I would like to form a sort of freelance remote worker collective. A group of freelancers that write articles to educate and generate project leads. 

A logo concept for a new blog I am starting. I am currently looking for writers that want to contribute. I would like to form a sort of freelance remote worker collective. A group of freelancers that write articles to educate and generate project leads. 

Rolling My Own CMS : That’s Right, Reinventing The Wheel All Day Long

I started building the blog portion of my website this week and wanted to take the opportunity to do something a little different. Yeah, I can write on tumblr, but this medium is much more of a casual and unprofessional space to speak my mind and reblog cool looking stuff. My professional site spencercooley.com is for potential clients to look at; the future blog section of this site is going to be 100% technical and professionally focused. Anyways, I decided to roll my own blogging platform. Wordpress works fine for most people but rather than use a dummy proof user interface I actually like the freedom of writing html, css, and javascript. I feel like most software is made for the lowest common denominator. If I know html, css, and javascript already why not just use it to write blog posts so I don’t have any restraints? I am looking at the blog post from a paradigm of “every blog post is an app”. A perfect example of the “post as an app” paradigm is the recent post I wrote on how to add a pay pal payment button to your tumblr posts ; not only does it have instructions, but it also has a javascript app built straight in the post that will convert your paypal generated code in to tumblr safe code. I want for every blog post I write to be useful not only in the content I provide, but as interactive tools. A blog post could include calculators, interactive maps, vector charts, games, etc…. I basically started building this so that when I have an idea to write a blog post I am not limited by using only text, images, video, and audio. I believe that a good design principle is to design things that you wish existed and then use them regularly. Eat your own dog food. 

Below is a snapshot of what I have built so far. 

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If you would like to get a demo to the polished and completed product then fill out the form in the link below and I will send you some account credentials. I plan on putting this on a demo server so I can show it off to people. It is a really cool interface built with backbone.js and a RESTful django backend.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ChH90rE4wcQ3ogUIfSKFcEFw9FMmGOyEdmYJyb3ix0U/viewform