Entering the Blogosphere

Posted on Saturday, 14th May 2011

Hello, World

Well, I’ve been meaning to re-vamp my website and actually put some content on it for quite some time now. A number of years, actually. So here it is. My entry into the Blogosphere.

With a history of web applications development, I had always thought I would create my own bespoke website using cutting-edge server-side technologies. However, several projects were started, deferred, and ultimately aborted. Basically, I was too busy with life to dedicate time to writing a content management system from scratch. So, this time around I decided to simply get going using some off-the-shelf blog software. Enter WordPress.

I became familiar with WordPress — well, more familiar than simply viewing other WordPress blogs — whilst helping a friend set-up her own photography blog (she has some nice prints on there, check it out: natellett.wordpress.com). We’d whittled the options down to the ascending trendy Tumblr, and the wildly popular WordPress. Ultimately, the flexibility of WordPress won for both of us.

So what is this blog all about?

Well, I guess to answer that, a little about me: I’m a Software Engineer from the UK. One of my main hobbies is Photography. I usually use my web presence to present my photography and so that is probably what this blog will mainly contain. The odd tech and travel post might creep in too.

Why now?

A few friends have asked me when I was going to do something with my website, and when I was going to start presenting my photography on the web. The catalysts, however, have been helping my friend with her blog, and another friend, a successful photographer, asking me to write a guest post on macro photography for his own blog (more on that in a later post). So I decided to get going with my own blog.

Anyway, here it is.

Hopefully I will get some interesting content up here. Hopefully people will be able to follow my scatterbrained writing style — I tend to write how I think, hence many tangentials, like this one. You may see the style of the blog change over the coming months as I try out different themes, and maybe, ultimately, create my own.

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