Once upon a time, in a far off land known as GeoCities (bonus points if you even remember that), I had a blog. And by ‘blog’ I mean ‘a page on my website that I updated manually every couple of days or so’. It was fun. I have no idea if anyone ever read it and they certainly couldn’t leave comments, but I was hooked. Before long, I found my next blogging fix: LiveJournal. Icons! Layouts! A page of blog posts that didn’t require me to write them in code!
Yes, it’s safe to say I was addicted. It’s also safe to say that blogging led to my developing an obsession with photography and also took my hand and introduced me to vlogging. Yes, blogging has a lot to answer for, especially when it comes to my bank balance.
Eventually, I developed the courage to make the leap from LiveJournal and start my own self-hosted blog. These were exciting times for someone whose idea of a good time involves finding a font with nice kerning. I spent hours making my blog look exactly as I wanted it to and took ridiculous amounts of photos to share. At several points, photos almost seemed to supersede words in my blog posts, which was an alarming concept for a person who adores words with a passion known to alarm casual bystanders.
Then I made my fatal mistake: I decided to bid farewell to my rambly blog and specialise. Continue reading