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.

Just Hit Command‑N

Just hit Command‑N. Those are the words I just read in a post from Man­ton Reece, and so that’s what I’m doing. I may not be a devel­op­er or some­one who’s had much of an audi­ence in my life on the Inter­net. How­ev­er, for the last few weeks I’ve want­ed to start post­ing to my site again but for what­ev­er rea­son I’ve nev­er known what to write. So here I am press­ing the plus but­ton in Ulysses on my iPad and writ­ing.
I remem­ber when I first got in to the whole blog­ging way of things. I was­n’t real­ly selec­tive about what I wrote about, I would just write what­ev­er came to me. Of course there was a set of themes that would be cov­ered, but they weren’t cho­sen with inten­tion, there were just what my inter­ests were. They were me. Since dis­cov­er­ing Man­ton’s blog towards the end of last year I’ve been remind­ed of my ear­ly blog and the ear­ly blogs of those who I still fol­low. They were gen­uine and full of inter­est­ing things because they weren’t over­ly focused, they were just per­son­al sites. Of course those sites, at least the ones that are still going, are still inter­est­ing but they’ve become more focused over time. Although that focus may have hap­pened by a nat­ur­al evo­lu­tion as peo­ple found what real­ly makes them tick, those sites are inter­est­ing in a dif­fer­ent way now. Thank­ful­ly what I’m start­ing to see, and what I hope I con­tin­ue to see, is more vari­ety and new sites that are per­son­al and reflect the whole of the per­son who writes them. That’s what drew me to this hob­by we call blog­ging, and it’s what I hope will help me return.
So here’s to new begin­nings, to start­ing to write more and to being less both­ered about what I should write about and instead just post­ing what feels right.