New look! New home?


So I've decided to switch from using a mix of Cargo Collective and Wordpress for my portfolio and blog and give Squarespace a try. Things are almost 100% - the only things not up and running are the shop and the miscellaneous portfolio. I like everything being together in one place in Squarespace and pretty easy to manage (though it took a bit for me to get ahold of the new layout system).

I will probably keep the other websites up and running for awhile, so those aren't going anywhere. I have my Cargo site until July, and I will probably keep my old blog alive as an archive of the last couple of years. 

Squarespace came with a free domain registration and I decided to register (my initials) with it. I have been am still debating if I should transfer the web site to that address or keep it at I've basically been using 'oneofthejohns' for the last 10 years, so it's become a brand of sorts, but at the same time there has been a lot of confusion when I give my old e-mail to people (jonathan {at} It's both a.) really long and b.)confusing to people because I have to explain how jonathan is with a 'j-o-n' and not 'j-o-h-n', but that the 'john' in the webaddress is with a 'j-o-h-n'. I could set up an e-mail on this new site that would be a little simpler - something like But then I have to go through the whole process of changing my e-mail and worrying about having to rebrand myself. The other options, which I've decided on for how is sticking with and changing my e-mail to: to make things easier. Thoughts?

Anyhow, it felt good to sit down and focus on a project. With all my health issues that have been plaguing me the last six months, it's been hard for me to muster enough energy to get anything done. This was a big deal, even if it was just plugging images into templates. 

Let's see if I can keep the momentum going!