Where should I start?
Since things aren’t chronological, you should start on anything you think is interesting! Obviously that’s a pretty vague answer, but you can poke around this map and see what you like!
If you’re really looking for a recommendation, why don’t you start on The Secret Bucket List
Why doesn’t the blog have a title or a theme?
I don’t really have specific enough expertise or interests to always want to write about a single subject. So the only common thread across things is that I think they’re neat and I’m writing about them.
Are you taking feedback?
Kind of. I think editing posts would go against the goal of the blog, but I love collaboratively building out new discussions and thoughts! If you have strong feelings about something I’ve written (positive, negative, adjacent) I’d love to hear from you. I didn’t choose a platform with the ability for comments because comment sections are toxic, but if you want to put your thoughts online beside mine, I’d be happy to give you a section in any of my posts! You can reach out to me at
charlie at trochlil dot com.
I found a dead link/an unfinished article/some other weird thing
Since this blog is a digital garden, it doesn’t operate on a regular write/publish cycle; it gets edited, updated, and ideated on in real time. If you found an empty page, that’s someplace I want to put a post but haven’t gotten to yet. If it’s a broken link, feel free to bring it to my attention and I’ll try to fix it soon!
How did you build this site?
The remarkable template I used to build this blog is by Maxime Vaillancourt, whom you can find online here.