- Facebook for posting notes to my friends,
- LinkedIn for shorter posts on matters related to my professional life
- Google+, flickr and 500px for photography related matters
- Twitter for short links on all of the above
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Welcome, an introduction to my blog
Why hello! thanks for stopping by on my blog. I'm not sure I have much to say or that I'll get around to actually writing it with all the avenues for creating on the web these days :-) The thing is that all these different channels on the internet tend to express an aspect of who we are - say the professional, hobbies and interests. I have:
So why have I started a blog? Well, I'm lucky to work in a field in which I have a strong intellectual interest. I read a lot of blogs, papers and reports on the area I work in. I also have a lot of discussions with my colleagues and observe how the teams I interact with work. Previously I have done a few academic courses to keep my mind ticking over, organise my thoughts and provide a space for writing this down. It's been a while since I've done this, so I'm feeling a bit mentally "flabby" in the same way that I don't run, or exercise as often as I used to, and I feel a bit physically unfit :-)
However, with all the social media I currently use I don't have anywhere to write longer posts on any of this. I could use LinkedIn, but I want somewhere with a nicer blogging experience that I can link to from LinkedIn or Twitter. I'll probably be writing on topics like ... the software development lifecycle, risk, projects, knowledge management. I won't be writing about my cool new algorithm in C++ or interesting new ways of using for loops.
I've been mulling over some ideas for the past week about company hierarchy, responsibility and the business/technical divide.
This is part of a series about my side project Bashfully , which aims to give graduates and other new entrants to careers a seasoned prof...