I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

A Blogging Challenge

I’ve writ­ten 442 posts on this site. The first one was writ­ten on 17th Jan­u­ary 2011, that’s five and half years ago. It equates to around 80 posts per year and about 1.5 posts per week. It’s not bad going, but it could be better.
Dur­ing those times there’s been many spells of inac­tiv­i­ty and many spells of mul­ti­ple posts per day, this is what I would like to change most about my site, the incon­sis­tent post­ing pat­terns. Last night I found myself brows­ing the web in a way that I’ve not done for a long time. I end­ed up on a rab­bit trail of per­son­al blogs, one that start­ed with a site I sub­scribe to that I kicked off into safari on my iPad. It felt like redis­cov­er­ing the inter­net again. This was what got me into the blog­ging scene way back in 2005 when I start­ed my first blog. There was a line in one of the arti­cles I read that res­onat­ed with me. It was feed­back that the author received regularly,

stop­ping blog­ging reg­u­lar­ly was one of peo­ple’s biggest regrets
I cer­tain­ly wish I had­n’t stopped. Or I should say, I wish I had­n’t let the habit slip. 

Since I start­ed blog­ging way back in 2005 I’ve had two main sites. The first site, which sad­ly is no longer in exis­tence, last­ed from 2006 until this site start­ed in 2011. It was my first prop­er for­ay into inter­net pub­lish­ing and as a result I did­n’t real­ly think too much about what I would post. Top­ics were wide in range but nat­u­ral­ly reflect­ed my per­son­al inter­ests, some­thing which I feel has been lost a bit on this site. Which is some­what iron­ic giv­en that this is the site which bears my full name in the url.
With that in mind it’s time to declare that this is the first post in a new chal­lenge I’m set­ting myself. I want to recap­ture the joy that I had when I first start­ed pub­lish­ing on the web. It was some­thing I enjoyed and did every­day, and so, that’s my new chal­lenge. I want to post to this site every­day until the end of the year. Some will be links, some will be orig­i­nal writ­ing, but all of it will reflect me and my inter­ests. I’m going to try my utmost not to pick and choose too much of what I write, I will sim­ply write and post each day from now until Decem­ber 31st.