I wrote a blog once before, shortly after my previous work passion Getfrank, a digital design agency was absorbed by friends and competitors, Cogapp. I stopped doing that blog after a trip to the mountains in Spain. On my return I discovered I’d run out of server space and couldn’t be bothered with doing it all via Blogger online.
This time round I’ve chosen WordPress and I am doing it all online. Motivations being that WordPress seems like a good thing, created by a good guy and for some reason, it’s a little bit lefter in the field than say Movable Type, who I would otherwise have used.
Doing a blog at all seems like a necessity. Strange to say as a freeranger, although I’ve been considering it almost daily for the best part of two years. I guess the real motivation boils down to the need to get my thoughts, observations and experiences into a place where I, primarily can dump the contents of my brain. Might seem bloody obvious, but for years I’ve used Filemaker, Stickies, Post-its on the wall, Stickybrain, untold notebooks, mobile-phone notes, backs of receipts and often wondered why it couldn’t be in an easier to access place. I’ve toyed with using Flickr as a blog of sorts which it is for infrequent snapshots of family life.
As I’ve moved on in work and life, the need to share my ideas has reached a point where I must do this. Partly I’m frustrated by my own modesty and I’m gradually coming to terms with who I am and what I’ve achieved and offer. So I suppose it’s straight-forward really.. I’ll puke it out (using a favourite phase from a former colleague) and if anyone’s listening, great.