J.B. Blackford

Refine. Hone. Distill. The self is a text, too.

Edit and Enhance: Start-ups Teach Us about Web Design

No one wastes time on an ugly site. No one wastes time on a boringĀ site, a difficult-to-navigate site, a difficult-to-read site. And if your fontĀ is too small, forget about it. … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Weary Writer Interviews Me

Now this is truly exciting for me. Recently, I answered some questions for Jason Gerringer of The Weary Writer. I won’t give away all of the goods here, but Jason … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reader Interrupted: The Editor’s Curse

Devoting the majority of my educational electives to subjects that would hone my editing pen-blade was a choice I still wholly advocate. I exhausted innumerable hours and highlighters wrapping and … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Logophilia – Part Two

I know a lot of people who hate to read. Some of the most imaginative, inspired (and inspirational) individuals I’ve ever met shake their heads and say, “Oh I hate … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Perspectiva — To Look at and Through

I have never thought of myself as a writer. By now, I imagine that it’s fairly clear that I see myself as a type of distillery, the filter through which … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Manifesto Seems Like Such a Dirty Word

There aren’t many words that can be easily substituted for “manifesto.” Proclamation? Declaration? Statement, I guess, but who wants to be so bland? The sadness of semantics is that, often, … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

The “fiery static atom” Dilemma

I am trying to reinvent myself, or, I guess, “invent” is really the correct word because I never took seriously any of the other social networking pages of which I … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · 1 Comment

To Begin Somewhere in the Middle

A blog is something I have never been able to maintain, mostly because I don’t ever feel like I have that much to say about anything. Then I realized two … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 1 Comment