Some Old and New Ideas
It’s been over 7 years since I made my first blog post (yes, I feel old just thinking about that!). It started off on a hand-coded website, hidden behind a password on a friend’s personal server. Since then, my blog has moved to LiveJournal, to GuyzInGear (remember those two?), to Blogger, to Tumblr, and finally to here, a WordPress site that I’m paying to have (as I find it gives me the most control over things). During that time, the blog has had countless (tasteless) logos and designs, and has grown and changed as much as I have.
For a while now, I’ve thought about abandoning the blog or at least going off the radar for a while, in terms of posting here and on other sites. As time has gone on, I’ve found it too easy just to slip into a “here’s some photos”-style of post, which I feel has made me enjoy blogging less, and I worry has given people the wrong impression of me.
Yesterday, by weird coincidence, two friends who don’t know each other were talking about blogging: one friend who used to blog (and I personally wish would get back into it!), and another who is pretty new to blogging and wants to properly get into it. Chatting to them both made me think a lot about what this site means to me, and it’s encouraged me to hold off abandoning my blog, at least for now.
There will still be photos, but I also have a few ideas of other types of posts I’d like to do.
Watch this space!