Friday, 22 October 2010

This Is It

So...this is it.

I have joined the perpetual bandwagon and I have created a 'blog', something that I have been pondering about for some time.

Without having an account on any blog sites I have been more or less stalking several such blogs and thinking – ‘Why have a blog?’

We had a very interesting talk from some handsome young chaps at the plenary last night (When they asked for questions I refrained from putting up my hand and asking for their numbers) who both have blogs. Jake Tupman has a considerably interesting blog, basically an online portfolio of his work. He gave us the reasons why a blog can be a great outlet, and as he says on his homepage, ‘Competition for jobs is fiercer than ever. A CV might say a few things but a website can say so much more.’ Well, I thought, that’s a rather fabulous idea.

There’s also a challenge with blogs – it’s written for a purpose, to be read. Why not start getting my voice out there, getting those skills out, writing something for the purpose of being read by other people.

I have been slightly reluctant to write a blog. I have a friend of a friend who kept an online diary – it was basically a very personal diary. When my friend of the diarist asked me why on earth I would read such a personal thing, I replied that, ‘It was up on the internet for everyone to see.’ I keep a personal diary, but I’m reluctant to blog because a lot of what I would write up here is what I would include in my diaries, and therefore I would feel like I’ve abandoned my diaries.

But I’m going to go ahead with this anyway. It’ll give me a chance to brag about book-binding, for one.

Those who know me best, I hope, will get a laugh out of my description, because if the Isle of Wight is not mentioned in every single blog entry, get help for me.

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