Hey everyone, I’m still alive!
It does feel like it’s been an eternity since the last proper techarthub update, and although there are good reasons for the radio silence I do feel guilty for not keeping you more informed as to what’s going on.
I hope this update helps explain what I’ve been up to, and what my Patrons can expect from the site in the near future.
There is a lot of cool stuff on the horizon, I hope you’ll stick around!
Diving into a new project and trying to make something interesting is a lot of fun, but finding the words to share it with others can be incredibly daunting. Sometimes the further along a project becomes the harder it is to even approach explaining it.
I fall into this trap a lot, and I spend a significant amount of time creating content only for it to just sit there collecting virtual dust because it’s so much easier to move on to the next project than it is to share what I’ve just made with other people.
I know I’m not alone in this struggle. It can take a lot sometimes to take that step towards opening yourself up and sharing your work.
You might be surprised to learn that half the stuff I’ve made for techarthub in the last year isn’t even available on the site. I’m talking about completely finished (or very close to finished) projects that I’ve just completely neglected to release for one reason or another.
I’m working on rectifying this, but clearing the backlog may take some time.
A little while ago I decided to take a short break from my regular content updates to focus on a particularly complicated multiplayer project. This short break turned into a month, then two, and I eventually lost complete track of time. I also got covid, so I guess you could say I was pretty distracted.
Now I’m back and I can breathe properly again I’m keen to share some of the things I’ve been up to since the last time you heard from me. More to follow in the coming weeks.
You may have noticed that things look a little different around here!
Over the last few months I have been working very hard on a significant front-and-backend overhaul of techarthub to more easily serve you content, support a broader range of projects, and just in general to be easier to read. This is the third facelift the site has had in the last 3 or so years but it’s by far the most comprehensive. I’m super proud of it!
The whole process has been a huge learning experience for me, although the most important lesson I learned was that I don’t like web dev and should avoid it at all costs in the future.
Regular content updates
The brand new techarthub also comes with some changes to how I approach my work here on the site. You’ll see a return to regular content, including the usual spread of guides, tutorials, and both free and Patreon-exclusive assets, but I’ve decided against committing to a regular schedule at this time.
The previous monthly cadence (on top of my day job) was starting to seriously burn me out, and I’d hate for my work here to start feeling like actual work. For the moment things will happen in their own time, but expect to be more informed as to how things are going in future.
To help achieve more regular communication (and share the little things along the way) I’d like to introduce the first of a series of devlogs that will keep you up to date with my current projects, discoveries, and general site updates.
Unlike the Guides and Tutorials that you’re already used to, these devlogs will come out more often and will be less structured. The news, updates, and discussion topics that normally only appear within the Patreon ecosystem will now happen here as well.
Thanks a lot for following along. We’re still a relatively small community here at techarthub, and I do take your thoughts and opinions seriously. If you have any feedback about the site or a specific project you’d like me to revisit, now would be the time. You know where to find me!
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of you, from my regular readers and the kind folks on the techarthub Discord to my amazing Patrons, past and present. Thank you so much for all of your support. I’m very excited to be back.
For the moment I’ve left the comments at the bottom of these posts open as a bit of an experiment. You all know how the internet can be, so we’ll see how we go.