Repost of my first post back on the 18th of August 2009

Following is a clip of my first posting to this site when I started my blog.

FirstBlogPost.jpg

It does not seem possible that I started this blog back in 2009. It will be ten years on the 18th of August this year. If I remember I might have a small party.

Following is the text from that posting:

I thought I might as well commence a blog. Everyone else seems to be doing it. I suppose if nobody seems to be interested in it then I will stop blogging. There must be thousands—if not tens of thousands—of blogs around the Web that nobody reads or that have become orphaned (where even the originator/author no longer checks or updates them). I started a blog once before a couple of years ago. It was orphaned after the first post, so let's hope I do a little better this time around.

From reading other blogs I think one of the main things is to be as short as possible but to get all the juicy stuff in. So a short full-fruit blog post seems to be the best way to go. This will be a bit of a challenge for me as I tend to waffle on; especially since I mastered the art of touch-typing and can type a lot more a lot faster.

My two primary non-family interests are IT (computers and software) and photography. I have been into photography since I was about 12 with a Kodak box brownie. I keep complaining to my family and friends (friends=about 2, but don't hold that against me) that I am really starting to hate IT because it chews you up and spits you out—it is so draining. And you can never really be up-to-date. Just as you approach being somewhat up-to-date then IT shifts a gear, or engages boost (for those of you who are lucky enough to own a turbo boosted car), and zooms ahead of you again.

Photography is something I plan to do more of in the future. Over the last 20 years or so I have been much less active in photography than I was in my earlier years. I find that it is one of the perverse things about life that when you are able to afford the really good gear (in this case cameras and lenses) you have either less time or less inclination to do whatever it is you really should be doing (but you still buy the really good geat just in case you do).

Anyway, what was it I said: short fruit-filled blog posts! So I should finish this one now and work out what fruit to put into my next one, which will really be my first actual blog post as this is really the "Hello World" post—as us IT types call it.

It is kind of interesting reading this old post. Not a lot has changed in 10 years. I still don’t take any where near as many photographs as I would like to. And I am very tired of IT; and of working in general.