When the idea for Meanwhile in West Virginia first popped into my head, the specifics were sketchy at best. It’s fitting then that I’ve spent the last few days sketching out new ideas for ways I can improve the site, but in terms of meaningful content and aesthetics.
In October of last year, I asked Bishop if he thought we could get together with our friend James to create some sort of collaborative project. The three of us had gone to school together for years, hung out with the same people, taken the same classes, and broken most of the same laws; writing together was the next logical step. Since then, we’ve worked on content and ideas – we even added another writer, another Cabell Midland High School alumnus, Shaheed! – but not so much on site appearance or branding.
A few days ago we started to put together a Facebook page for our humble (but growing) collaboration. In the process of assembling that page, I realized something I had been overlooking for too long now: our logo sucked. On the list of the skills that I have, the ability to make quick decisions about branding and logos is near the bottom; sure, I can put together something cool, you just have to give me a while. I put together this entire site in less than 48 hours.
And then left it just like that.
In the spirit of our growing and changing collaboration, I’m going to start slowly introducing new design elements to the Meanwhile in West Virginia blog. I hope you’ll like it, and I hope you’ll check back in a few days to see what we’ve been working on.
As always, thanks for reading.