I created a blog quite some time ago just to learn how to do it. I knew it would be important for some of the businesses I was working for, but until I actually was using it, I wasn’t able to explain to anyone how it can help promote a business, product, idea, etc..
I actually Googled a diagram of how blogs worked and why people blogged.. because I just couldn’t think of a concise way to explain it to someone who doesn’t enjoy computers or use the internet. Probably still could not put it into words without my diagram!
I didn’t have a specific agenda.. just a huge curiosity. I just needed to practice, experiment, get my feet wet. Once I spent time learning this “media” and using it for others, I decided what I personally enjoyed writing about. Suddenly, my old blog seemed out of context.. not specific enough. It looked like practice.
So now, I have imported the old blog, am sorting through what I want to keep and deleting what just doesn’t mesh with my new vision for this site. How exciting that I don’t have to worry about losing some things that were already done. It was exhausting looking back over things – being critical of myself at that time.
How wonderful that technology allows us tools that we can examine ourselves, our work over time, all in one spot. Normally, I would be rifling through stacks of paper, notebooks, photo albums, posters, cds to try to explain to someone the type of work I have been doing for the past six years. Love the idea that a blog can be an ever-changing, updated and concise portfolio.. a visual reminder that I have made progress, made good choices and that I am following my dreams. Thank you programming geniuses of the internet!