Hey gang, what’s up?
Well for me most of the “up” is the Writing Prompt Generator, which I’m tweaking here and there as I get feedback. To be honest, I suspect this thing is easily going to take a month or two to get right – but on the other hand, I really am enjoying the feedback approach. I might have to use it elsewhere.
I have notes for a few other generators, but we’ll see where that goes. Work still has me pretty busy, to be honest, I need to carve out more Sanctum Time.
On that note, I hear from my users now and then and I wanted to explain to folks some of my future plans.
See Seventh Sanctum’s been around fifteen years – and I’m 46. I’d like to build more of a community around it, but that’s also a tetchy proposition. I also want to broaden it a bit to include a bit more than the generators and let people connect – thus the Codex and the tumblr. My ultimate hope is that, before I’m 50, I’m able to organically cultivate an active Sanctum community for ideas, writing, and maybe some people to help me out. Or heck, even inherit it – at 46 you have enough times you loose relatives, have friends with health problems, etc. that you get a might thoughtful.
I just don’t want to try and force a community. It rarely works and it’s usually not worth the effort. So I’m just building tools slowly, connecting things together – and asking people for advice. The best communities I saw had an organic quality that grew out of another focus.
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.musehack.com/, publishes books on career and culture at http://www.informotron.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.