I’ve finally, after years of talking about taken practical steps to migrate NQC from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress. For a bunch of reasons, it’s not as straight forward as it could have been, hence I have a temporary URL.
I knew from the outset what today’s post would be. I decided to capture aspects of my day in Snapchat.
Two years ago I took a leap and invested in a Certificate IV in Design at TAFE. It was fantastic. I often felt waaaayyy out of my comfort zone, but I learned so much about Creative Suite. I’ve used that knowledge EVERY day since.
Last night I saw an incredibly disturbing video on Facebook. A friend had commented on the video that was on their stream, so it hadn’t technically been shared by any of my Facebook friends, but simply appeared because of the comment.
One of the participants last week at the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, asked me why I began blogging.
But really, the answer to the question is, I began blogging for business. I wanted to share ideas about Indigenous education that I felt were being missed. I mean, it’s easy to talk to a group of pre-service teachers, but once they’ve graduated? It’s much hard to capture them. The odd after-school professional development session doesn’t really help people who know so little.
I had built websites from templates before Eddie’s talk. The first I probably built in the very early 2000s. It looked terrible. I continue (mostly) to build my own. I care less for the look of a site, than I do for the site’s organisation of information and the quality and usefulness of its content.
Why do I blog now? I still blog for business, but on this space in particular, I blog for myself. I rarely tweet out what I’ve written, I don’t count or measure the statistics. And the odd person or two eventually finds their way here.
Here. I blog for me.