Maybe Try was created in the first week of the stay at home order put in place to fight COVID-19. It was created to give people a break from the algorithm curated content that one often finds themselves stuck in as well as act as an archive for all my favorite things.
Keeping it simple.
The first inclination was for the site to be visually impressive, to have lots of moving parts, but with that, it lost sight of the audience. It was being designed to impress other designers rather than creating something usable.