Version 1.0 of this blog, Mr. Simpson’s Blog, was started as a creative endeavor where I set out (and accomplished!) to write a haiku a day for 365 days. This allowed me to also share a lot of my other creative endeavors including photography, short fiction, graphic design, videography, and my famous (in my house, at least) cartoons.
Version 1.1 of this blog, Mr. Simpson’s Blog: Silence was a brief period of time after I completed my 365 day project where I rarely posted anything. It was a weird time in my life, a lot of changes were being made and the few posts I made were usually food-related.
Version 2.0, Mr. Simpson’s Blog: Art, Writing, Instagram and Sometimes Food celebrated the rebirth of a great thing and I began blogging regularly again with the subject usually being food I’d put together in my kitchen at home, sharing recipes I’d found and occasionally recipes I’d made myself. There was still some art being shared, usually in the form of paintings and the occasional digital doodle.
Version 3.0 Beard Hair In My Coffee: Reveries by JTF took yet another turn focusing primarily on my fitness goals, progress and inspiration as well as occasional photography shares. In 2015, 95% or more of my posts were about getting fit and healthy. I ran, boxed, lifted weights and ate well, all in an attempt to keep myself healthy and reserve my spot in Valhalla. Always hungry, always Viking, always ready for Ragnarök.
Version 3.1 of this blog was really just version 3.0 with the addition of my portfolio in the navigation. Due to some difficulty with my actual website, I decided to just convert my blog into my full-on portfolio site. Feel free to check out my graphics, photography, and videography work. Some dated, some more recent. I had a hand in on all of it, though.
Version 4.0 removes all fitness material since it’s been permanently housed at JTF Viking Army. Now the Reveries were, indeed, my actual reveries. Essays, conversations, photography, videography. Who knows what else, but primarily these.
Version 5.0 brings me back into writing on the regular. Sharing photos, etc. After a couple of years of turmoil and chaos, NaBloPoMo 2020 and a few bits of external inspiration have helped get me back on track and better than ever.