Reboot

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Whenever technology misbehaves, restarting it usually solves the problem. So, that’s what I’m doing with my site—I’m giving it a reboot!

It’s been a long time since I blogged regularly. I’ve had a couple of goes at starting over, but didn’t get back into a routine. I’m hoping that a shiny new site and a writing workflow that involves less friction, makes it easier to keep going this time around.

At the beginning I wasn’t sure what I wanted to achieve by writing a blog, but jumped right in anyway. After not doing it for a while, I’ve realised that I use my blog to:

  • Connect with others, and let them know what I’m doing
  • Think out loud and share my half-baked ideas
  • Improve my communication and writing skills
  • Exercise my reading muscles more
  • Reflect on my own experiences to improve the way I work

I plan to curate a list of interesting links with brief commentary, as well as writing some long-form posts.

I took some improv classes recently. One of the fundamental principles of improv is ‘Yes, And…’ which means you are able to agree with what was said AND add information. In other words, you have to contribute if you want things to go where you want them to. That’s also what I want to do here.

Cue the boot-up chime.