I use this page to queue up my side projects and make it easier for folks to follow along. My progress is documented under the Project Reports category of my blog.
The Humanist Community of Central Ohio Website
Due to my membership in the Humanist Community of Central Ohio, service on the Board, and chairmanship of the web committee, I decided it was well worth my time, money, and energy to completely overhaul the organization’s website (and web presence in general).
So far this has meant migrating the website from Drupal to WordPress, re-designing and re-launching the site, and adding tools/functionality that help us better onboard and manage our community members.
As of this writing, I’m in the middle of optimizing the site’s performance. After that is complete I will begin working on documenting what I’ve done and how to use the site. Once those basic docs are created and ready to use we’ll start driving traffic through new content to see how well the site works and where it can be improved. Finally, I will refine the website based on the new data and recruit/train members of the community to keep the website running optimally.
Tree of Life Workshop
One of the most popular posts on my blog is called The Tree of Life: A Simple Exercise for Reclaiming Your Identity and Direction in Life Through Story. This post has been helpful to so many people that I’d like to create a recorded workshop folks can use themselves or share with others.
Become a Humanist Chaplain/Celebrant
When my wife and I got married we couldn’t find many non-religious options for our ceremony. In the end I ended up writing our ceremony from scratch and we asked a friend from our local Humanist Community to perform the ceremony. I’d like to become a Humanist Celebrant and Chaplain to give people secular options when it comes to important milestones in their lives.
Dignity Read Through
This book was incredibly eye opening to me. Dignity is a core value of mine and yet for years I’ve had trouble articulating exactly what it is and why I find it so valuable. This book gave me a vocabulary to discuss Dignity with and I’d like to do a read-through of it so I can share these insights with anyone else who’s interested.
Wheel of Time Read Through
With the upcoming Wheel of Time television series by Amazon barreling down on us, I thought this would be a great time to do a read-through of the series.
eCourse: Mythic Structure for Storytellers
Narrative structure and mythology are two of my biggest passions. And what’s more, I get to use them for practical purposes almost every day at work as a content marketer. I’d like to write up an ecourse that explains what mythic structure is and how it can be used in any industry where narratives are used. From the obvious–creative writing and marketing–to less obvious examples like experience design, event planning, and more.