The end of March means it is blog’iversary time again. Twelve years since that first tentative post.
A new job has kept me busy and has given some interesting new perspectives(see photo).
That has been reflected in a relative lack of activity here and almost no participation in the software beta programs which make release related posts easier. I can’t write about software I haven’t seen or used yet!
As I wrote last year, in spite of the plethora of social platforms — or perhaps because of their proliferation — I still think blogs are important. While much more comment happens in social media, often related to linked posts, if you value your content a blog is a good home for it. Keep your work outside those ‘logon required’ social media walled gardens on a platform you control*.
Speaking of control, the only significant design change I have made this year is to remove all display advertising from my blogs (try doing that on Facebook). You may still see (clearly identified) affiliate links in posts where appropriate but the display ads just added clutter and complication for no worthwhile reward. I will cover the small, but significant, charity donation that adverts used to fund.
I still find it amazing that thanks to this hobby I’ve made, and in some cases met, many friends around the world. To everyone, everywhere, thanks for visiting, reading and subscribing!
Some annual stats follow in the extended post if you’re interested.
* Or at least can export your content from and relocate should you wish!