Thursday 15 November 2012

I Started a Blog

I have no idea what I'm doing, but I thought why not start a blog? So many people talk about blogs and the closest thing I've had was a Tumblr that for a month I wrote some really in depth articles about camera gear on but I haven't updated in years. I've felt that what I post on social networks is satisfactory to me. In the sense that I feel like that's where the people are and that's where I will make more connections. All of the buzz about bloggers and all of the ones I know I've discovered on Google+ for the most part. Last night I watched a G+ hangout on air done by Colleen Jorgensen and she explained how G+ was helping out her blog. I think that might have been the factor that pushed me to start one today. I also think I'm excited to try something that feels entirely new and fresh to see what I can build up.

Once I post this I'm going to see what things I can do with a blog. How I can customize it, what other people are doing, the purpose of a blog, that kind of stuff. The blogger I've known the longest would probably be Thomas Hawk, the second one would be Derek K. Miller who's sadly passed away. He's the one who gave me the camera and lens collage ideas on Flickr that are my most popular posts.

Hmm, what can you expect from this blog? Probably thoughts on art, photography, architecture, history, Google+, exploring the world in Google Street View, stuff along those lines. Perhaps with a wee bit of Tibby thrown in there for good measure.


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  2. Sounds like you started it off well, keep it simple and be yourself, it's what we love about you :)

    I don't know why it has my name as Life in General
    This is Adrian Rodriguez

    1. Apparently comments are working now, hopefully the subscribe function is now also working?

  3. Hi Billy, nice blogging start, i look forward to read your next blog article!
    Friendly, Michael.

    Your cat Tibby is a cutie, here is mine is name is Zorro, here a portrait i did of him:

  4. I think the comments were always working. I just can't actually read one of those darn captcha things. Let's see if I can get it right this time!

  5. It is hard to see yet what you have in mind, Billy. What will you write about, what topics will be covered? It is all a delicious mystery to become clear as we go along. Good!

    Hmm, not seeing a button for following your blog, but maybe if you follow mine I will see a way to follow you back.

    I do love that you have many links in your text. And I really like this list I see to the right with all the names of people at G+. I think all of that makes a very good impression. Good luck with this thing! Should be fun.

  6. Congratulation on starting your blog. I'm fairly new to blogging too but I'm hooked. I truly enjoy sharing back and forth with all the unique people. I can't wait to see what you'll be sharing.

  7. Hey Billy, here's a blog [] that I've been sort of keeping up with over the past couple of years. It basically chronicles our fun 'weekend cottage' in rural Tennessee. You'll see some pictures of Stryker® whom you've seen before.
    I'm afraid now to experiment with some of the newer features lest I break everything.
    So you can mimic or avoid its tone and style.
    (I wanted to +1 Michael Bastia's comment; oops, blog, not Google+!)

  8. It's cool that you started this, and are sort of journaling your progress so we can watch.

    I'm planning on doing one too, sometime early next year, so I'll be taking notes!

    1. So far it's been a lot of fun Malthus and a lot easier than I thought.