Well, that was a bit of an effort getting started. I am about 2 hours in. I have installed Word press, set up a MYSQL database for the content, chosen a theme, downloaded a ‘Now Reading’ plugin, added a book review.
So why am I doing this? A couple of reasons, one is using the blog as a communication vehicle with my wife. We live apart during the week and I come home on Thursday and work from home on Friday, typically returning back to London on Sunday evening or early Monday morning. I much prefer written to verbal communication so the blog provides a more structured flow of consciousness then chat or email.
The second reason is one of self publicity. In the digital age, everyone in business need to build a personal brand. If all you represent is a skill set that can be replaced at lower cost by equally talented individuals in India, China, Eastern Europe, etc., then your shelf life is limited. So to continue to compete in a free market, you need to deliver, but with a distinctive style, that your clients appreciate. Nobody is going to look after you but yourself. So better get good at it.
And finally, what will be the theme of this blog: separation, remote working, technology, travel, philosophy, politics and poetry.
Or did misfortune’s bitter storms
Aroond thee blaw, aroond thee blaw,
Thy bield should be my bosom
To share it a’ to share it a’.