An online identity.
A place to be me.
Blogging has never been personal to me, until now. With this blog I want to start to be a bit more personal. I have so much to say but I’ve been scared to put it out there. Well, no more.
This represents a massive shift for me in terms of my online presence. I’ve always thought of my blog as a place to talk about software development, technology and to occasionally rant about something that bothers me. But it has never been personal. My other site, stut.net, will keep going and I may even write the odd post there (I’m aware that I haven’t for a while now), but if you want the real me then this is where you need to be.
So that’s my intention here. I’ll anonymise events, edit to protect others and withhold some of the details, but this much I promise… it will always be the honest me.
I’ve wavered about comments. I like getting feedback, but some of the stuff I intend to talk about here is not the sort of thing I want to discuss publicly, so don’t be surprised if I disable comments on some posts. If you really have something to say about one of those entries feel free to email me and I’ll be happy to talk about it.
So, what will I talk about? I’m really not sure yet.
I want to talk about the way I approach life now, my approach to controlling my diabetes, my priorities, hopes and dreams. I also want to do more creative writing, which is something I used to really enjoy but haven’t done for a very long time.
I make no promises on whether it will be interesting, and I certainly won’t guarantee my creative writing is any good, but to be perfectly honest I’m doing this far more for myself than for anyone else. I like knowing that people read what I write, but writing it is the point.
If you enjoy it feel free to let me know. If you find it useful feel free to let me know. If you want to complain about something, I don’t want to know. If you want to bitch about something, I don’t want to know. If you want to tell me my writing sucks you should feel free to tell me, but don’t expect me to care. I write for me, not you, and that goes for the personal and creative stuff. If you have a problem with any of that… get over yourself!
I guess that’s about it. I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it.