Hello, this is my obligatory welcome and introduction post. I’m so 3008. You so 2000 and late. (taken from Black Eye Peas – Boom Boom Boom lyrics) As the title suggests adding a blog to my site has been a long time coming so what has taken me so long?
Fear and Time are two biggest factors delaying why I should publish a blog. I know and have read countless benefits of having one but I continue to put it back.
- Fear: has held me back as I was afraid no one would visit, no one would comment and whatever I had to say the topic would have been covered by someone much more opinionated and knowledgeable than myself. Ultimately I don’t want to fail.
- Time: Having to learn a CMS from scratch takes time and when you can only spare a few hours every day in the evening is tough when you work and travel in any job. Trying to dedicate a chunk of time to write feels like i’m at school, English lessons were not my favorite classes.
So… the promise of a new year and a new start prompts me to dive into the world of blogging…oh and no-one online and offline can say ‘why you don’t have a blog?’ anymore.
What can you expect from the blog?
The blog will share my experiences as a designer, especially as I continue to work as a Web Design Freelance/Contractor under albertlo design. I hope what I encounter will help others and provide an insight into the industry. This is also a place to share my thoughts on design related topics and connect with like minded people like yourself in the way of short posts or links.
The blog design
This is my first attempt at designing and integrating a blog. I have decided to use Textpattern due to the fact that I love the flexibility and degree of control I can have with it, and the fact that if it’s good enough for Jon Hicks..its good enough for me! I have found Textpattern a fairly steep learning curve to begin but I loved learning it from scratch. I am continuing to get the hang of Textpattern so if you experience any bugs or anomalies on my website, please don’t hesitate to let me know.You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. If you found this post interesting follow me on Twitter.