Lief van der Baan’s Personal Web Site

Start it now no matter how shit it is, then preserve it

If I'd have stuck with the site I started back in 2004, I'd have 17 years' worth of posts; no matter the quality – they'd exist. I didn't. I kept nuking my site in favour of a better design, a better angle, or for fear of looking dumb when I changed my mind. Don't do that. Keep your content up. Post it early and often. The web is huge and malliable. People won't be able to punish you for the wrong content unless you're doing something really bad. If you're just being cringe, be cringe – it really doesn't matter. Cringe on, and give us something to read; then keep it.