My website has always been an experiment (that’s my excuse anyway), and over time it’s been a shop front for my consulting company, generated enough affiliate income to pay for my hosting and been a place where I wrote things down as a way of processing and refining ideas, with communication of those ideas being a bonus.
It stopped working through, and it’s been over 18 months since I last managed to write anything, because what I wanted to write didn’t fit the site; the format was constraining the content. Having struggled with this sporadically over the past few months I realised I needed to stop messing about and start again; new template, new purpose, new content.
So here it is, a new virgin WordPress blog, all shiny and new, full of innocence, naivety and optimism. I’ve decided to stick with a free Themegrill theme, and having previously flipped between a binary states of either personal or professional subject matter I’m letting this one be both.
The site is going to evolve (right now there’s no content and at 3:53 am this is not a good time to be creating) but whilst the look will change, the themes will be consistent; ideas, people and things.
- Ideas: everything from fundamental technology principles like service management through to methods, processes, tips and tricks.
- People: from individuals to teams and organisations, development, wellbeing and relationships.
- Things: everything from large (cloud based services, operating systems) through to small (apps, devices, gadgets).
I’m going to
steal an idea take inspiration from Simon Mundie’s BBC Radio 4 programme “Don’t Tell Me The Score” and write about how technology solutions at work can help us in life, and (for balance) how my life interacts with work.