I have started the blogging 101 course that WordPress has been offering for a number of years because I thought it might be nice to go back to basics.
I have been blogging off and on for a number of years. I started my first blog back in 2006 in my college rent house on the recommendation from a friend. I can not for the life of me remember what the service was called, but it was a site with a bunch of blogs people would setup and share memes and have personal diaries on.
After a while I decided it was time to “graduate” and had purchased my first domain and web hosting. I installed WordPress on a whim and immediately fell in love.
My original blog was much the same as it was on the journaling site. It was full of personal ramblings and memes with no real focus. After lapsing on payment with the domain, I ended up having to purchase a new domain.
Finally a site with focus. This would become Http://www.simonponder.net and one of the first things I would do with it would be a 365 photo project.
That blog grew and morphed and became more or less a photo blog that I would occasionally update. During this time, I began work as a ghost blogger for a tech company and the site fell to disuse.
Over the years it had sporadic updates, but again no real focus while I worked on new projects.
I have become a successful podcaster and blogger on other sites, and I felt that some of the content I had created over the years no longer fit in with the old site.
Last year while on a road trip to visit my sister, this domain was purchased (while sitting in the backseat of a car) to be a new blog for me to use. I wanted to seperate out the content so that my name would lead people to my portfolio and this site could be more personal and professional growth.
Moving forward I will be writing about online collaboration. I have launched various projects over the years.