Saturday, January 31, 2009

Back to Blog!?

It's hard to know how or where to start, so let's just say I'm giving this blogging thing another try. Many years ago I kept up a blog when I spent a summer working for NASA, and I felt I had a lot of cool stories to share. However, as life moved on I let the blog slip and fade away.

Later on as I learned more about web development and enjoyed working with PHP and MySQL, I had fun building my own blogging system on my website. While this was a fun project to build, it also seemed like a lot of work to maintain and update the system... database work, code changes, etc. Once my "project" was done, the postings slowly dropped off.

So, admittedly I have an on-again/off-again relationship with blogging.

Now as my life progresses forward I see my friends and family keeping blogs and posting content online. I'm seeing the historical and sentimental advantages of this whole thing. My wife enjoys going back in the archives of her old blog and reminiscing on the past. I enjoy keeping up with what's going on with my family & friends through their blogs and even facebook postings.

So here I am on Blogger. The way I see it, using this well-established blogging platform, I don't have to think about uploading photos to my web host, potential bugs in my code, or how 'stuck' I might be in my design/layout. I think with all that extra mental weight off my back, I can focus on sharing a post with the world from time to time.