I’m happy to release the second version of barkhuff.com. Time to breathe some life back into this beast and restore it to its proper place.
The first version launched five years ago, and it did a good job documenting our year-long European adventure. Since then, the lights pretty much went out. Facebook took off, and that has been the keeper of our digital memories for the last four+ years. That stops today.
Facebook makes it really easy to share all my photos, videos, and random thoughts, but I recently realized what a bad idea it would be to make it THE central place where all that information is published. In 10 years, I’ll want to look back through the highlights. In 10 years, I’ll want to see what was important to me. On Facebook, what’s important and what’s not are indiscriminately intermingled. On Facebook, the photo of me with my newborn child is next to the photo of a pair of Jordan’s I was tagged in by someone I kind of know. There’s too much noise, and I can’t separate what’s lasting from what’s transient. Over time, that becomes a big problem.
So, from now on, this is the new home for all things Barkhuff. The photos, the videos, the funny things our kids say – it all goes here. I still like Facebook, and I’ll still use it. I’ll just use it differently.
Stay tuned, we’ve got a bunch of updates coming. This redesign also extends around back where the magic happens. It’s much easier for us to make updates, and there’s some good stuff on the horizon.