I’m pretty new to 11ty, and I’m figuring things out as I go. One of those things recently was cache busting my CSS. I’m by no means an expert in front-end development, but I figured it couldn’t be that hard to add a fingerprint hash to my CSS files to ensure changes are always pulled in by the browser when viewing my site.
Almost 10 years ago, I ran a marathon. It was an amazing experience. A lot of time passed, during which it's fair to say I fell out of love with running. But the simple joy of Parkrun hooked me back in, and numerous national lockdowns due to the pandemic pushed running back onto my radar properly. But it was seeing my sister complete Brighton Marathon 2021 last September that gave me the push to sign up to my first race in almost a decade.
You know what it's like when you move into a new home. As you've crawled through the house buying process, your creative juices have been bubbling away with what you're going to do to your new blank canvas. The possibilities are endless. You move in, you get settled, you spruce a few things up, but soon enough, inertia sets in. Maybe this doesn't sound familiar to you, but this is an accurate account of my current situation. Enter, 2022.
At some point after childhood, early on in my adult life, I realised I'd somehow forgotten how to swim well. I can sufficiently not drown, but if asked to swim up and down a pool, I will quickly tire and lose all remaining confidence in my technique. After saying I wanted to fix this for many years, 2022 is the year I plan to do something about it.
I really want to be a person who dedicates time to reading more. Whether that transpires to be via audiobooks, e-books or good old analogue paper, this is the goal for 2022. This is a lofty list, and not something I expect to finish, but one I've compiled over the last 18 months. I hope to add add to as well as cross-off as the year progresses.
This new blog was born out of a desire to make some tangible, achievable but worthwhile goals for 2022. One thing lead to another, and I ended up attempting a rebuild of my old blog with Eleventy, with a gradual migration of the old content.
Since 2014, Veganuary has inspired and supported more than half a million people in 178 countries to try vegan for January. 2020 was the biggest year yet, finally - in my opinion - hitting the mainstream. A year into being vegan, I filled my January with as many of the new products as I could get my hands on.