I decided to add a now page to my site. My challenge was deciding what to include on the page. I already had a pretty complete about page. After looking at a collection of now pages, I realized that there isn’t a single formula or approach. So for my first attempt, here’s what I decided to add.

  • What I’m working on
  • Recently written
  • Recent media favorites
  • Active websites and profiles
  • Social media accounts

I also moved the status of the fish in the header to this page. The fish changes from time to time based on my mood so that explanation makes more sense on my “now” page.

I’m sure my approach will change over time. Everything needs to be manually updated and I’m thinking I’ll update every month or so.

Bob Wertz is a creative director, type designer, Ph.D. student and researcher living in Columbia, South Carolina.