Well, what an apt first blog post! Life after blogs would be a big change. No only will it mean that this website that you are currently reading would not be here, but also my entire business would need to go. No hosting. No design. No Creativity.
I started building websites back in the early 2000’s and not knowing how far I was going wrong began using Microsoft Frontpage! Thank God things have changed.
That said I must be thankful that it’s got me on this path and was the beginning of lot’s of creativity and a thriving business. Through HTML and CSS, onto Joomla, and finishing up on WordPress where I have been for the last 11 years. My tool of choice.
So where would I be without blogs? I would have to view this as an opportunity and look to go back to basics. I always laugh with my cousin that our careers couldn’t have gone in more different directions; I’m a web developer sitting in an office all day lone and he’s a Master Thatcher sitting on top of roofs all day long.
I would love the opportunity to do something with my hands, to become a stone mason, carpenter or learn dry-stone walling. This type of occupation seems like it would give real pleasure in the finished article. Something physical to be proud of in a different way to the virtual stuff that I create on a day-to-day basis. Yes, there’s something to be said for a well-tuned server, but to have a carved piece of stone would be something else.
The future is here
That being said, I don’t think “digital” is going anywhere. The world we live in is the best is has ever been and we are all looking for our piece of the internet to express ourselves, catch up with friends, connect for business. Whether you are using a social networking site, a hosted publishing platform like Squarespace or Shopify, or a self-hosted blog like this, we all feel that we want to express our thoughts, our creativity, or just have a laugh.
As first blogs, I feel this is short, but I hope both my typing and creative writing speed will improve as we go through the year. ?
Let me know what you think in the comments below, and I hope to catch you around.