I’ve been wanting to create a public blog for a while (friends and family are used to my ramblings on sneakerbeaker.com) to be able to interact more with people in the professional world.
Why did I keep waiting?
- I thought that I should develop a ‘brand’ before trying to make a splash as “Corrie Haffly – Web Designer and Developer.” My professional web site, www.corriehaffly.com, is okay, but not a terribly creative reflection of who I am. And the so-called “logo” was a two-minute font+shape maneuver.
- I was intimidated by the quality designers out there who are also terrific bloggers. Who was I to try to join their ranks?
- Having a publicly available record of my thoughts was a little scary.
But I’ve done it — signed up for a WordPress blog, played with the customization settings, and am typing away at my first post. Here’s why…
- I have lots of pent-up posts!
- I’m wordy, and my personal blog wasn’t enough.
- I’m a faithful reader of David Seah’s blog (among others), and his friendly atmosphere makes me want to plug in and have my own place to respond to new ideas.
- I hope that this will help me to network more with other people in my field.
- Now I can get tagged with memes.
- I am practicing how not to be a wimp.
Well, off to make some “about” type pages for this blog. I expect that I shall post quite regularly, if my track record from my personal blog is any indication!