Logan Bingle

During this past year I found Chelsey Fagan’s video on her rule of four inspirational[1]. Chelsey’s rule of four is that you should have 4 concrete activities you are pursuing at any one time that have equal importance in your life. I appreciated this video because it is a nice way of seeing that people have a variety of skills and interests that make up their lives.

Four Things I Do

Gardener

My name is Logan Bingle and my blog started as a record my experience in landscape design. I quickly found that my interests were too varied to keep this singular focus though. Now this blog is about the study of information in all its forms: data, visualizations, books, films, cities, gardens, landscapes, people, relationships and communities.

Information Professional

My name is Logan Bingle and I bride the gap between people and information. This enables people to make informed choices and excel. These bridges have many names: information repositories, reference and customer support, education, user research and product management.

Leader

My name is Logan Bingle and I am a courageous leader[2]. I assemble communities to work towards common interests that enable all members to excel in their professional and personal lives. I practice courageous leadership through: vision, values, empathy, boundaries, self-care, active listening, life long learning and enabling others to excel.

Flaneur

My name is Logan Bingle and this is an account of life in the early 21st century. It does not provide a complete or accurate account of the times. Instead, I seek to record everyday experiences: walks in cities, reading books, people watching, dinning, and the unexpected.

How to explore this site

My story has many beginnings and endings. None is the true beginning or true ending though. As Montaigne once wrote, “As my thoughts come into my head, so I pile them up; sometimes they press in crowds, sometimes they come dragging in single file[3].” Begin where you are. End where you want. And let me know how it went.

Site History

I launched Bingle Studios in October of 2012. Over the past 7 years the site has gone from a project to talk about landscape design, to a business website, to an urban sketching blog, to a log of my professional exploration and personal travels.

This has left me with a lot of extra capacity that I am paying for but do not use. I also have a lot of extraneous and old content.

So I decided to simplify my website hosting by migrating to wordpress.com. As part of this process I have decided to start with a clean slate on this new domain though the address will remain binglestudios.com.

You can still view the old website on the Online Archive. I am also planning on re-posting some of my newer content in the coming months. So stay tuned for the latest notes and adventures.


[1] The Financial Diet, Chelsea’s Rule Of 4 For Staying Balanced & Happy | The Financial Diet, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlerYK6l74U&list=PLD30V46E07RShuBSpmsr_1WvhdtbYkS0O&index=18&t=0s.

[2] Brené Brown, Dare to Lead, First Edition (United States of America: Penguin Random House, 2018).

[3] Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Penguine Classics 1993 reprinting (France: 1580).