Well this is it im starting writing my own blog, my online diary if you will, so lets get on with it 🙂 Many times i’ve thought about writing my own online blog as a kind of easy to update online diary of my life and with the added benefit of using it as a kind of dated and easy to look at photo album too, hey you may even see the odd movie pop up now and then.
The whole idea of starting up a blog came about quite easily. Writing emails back to my family and my friends in England to tell them of your life can be hard to find time to do it. Emails can be such an annoying thing, you want to write a long record of everything you’ve been upto, especally as im having so much fun living in Sydney but once you’ve written out the email and sent it you have to do the same for the next friend you want to stay in contact with, and the next one and the next one e.t.c.
So whats the solution? well you can copy and paste the large chunks of email about your life to other emails. This makes you feel cheap that you are basically writing an email and kinda CC’ing every other friend in the world, so you taylor each email more to that friend of yours. Now your nearly back to the frist way of writing an email to everyone you know in the world and taking days to do it grrrrrrr.
So along comes the idea of the ‘blog’, whats a ‘blog’? well as taken from a quick google the offical answer is
Blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal (or newsletter) that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or the Web site.
Well there you go, and as I update the blog im known as a ‘Blogger’, sad init 🙂
So the whole blog idea, wow, an online diary, I can do all this keeping my friends and family updated on my life in once place and with the software i’ve installed on this websver I just bought, with just a few clicks 🙂 I have to say though the software I installed ‘MovableType’ took me a week to install and about 10 emails back and forth from my web server providers! They even had to contact guys in the States to install Perl modules to get it fully working, coming from a Windows administrator/conultant background that part was beyond me. So here we have it all fully working and capoable of running hundreds of blogs from the one webserver, maybe Sanna will want her own blog one day, who knows.
Righto thats the intro over and into blogging heaven (hopefully) 🙂
See you in the future!