I’ve just launched the companion site to flotsky.org, flotsky.com. It’s basically a place for proper bloggy type posts about things, rather than random stuff on my mind like here. Think of this as still my personal site, and flotsky.com as stuff that isn’t just personal. I think that’s a reasonable divide. Go have a look and see what you think. I found a nice theme for it for now too.
I’ve been blogging a while, strictly speaking going back to 2002 (I’ll say something worthwhile one of these days). If you go back to the start of this blog, you’ll see I have entries from 1985. However these are absolutely from my earlier teenage diary. A few years later though, is when I believe I started blogging.
I used to keep a small red diary. All the names were sort of changed to protect the innocent. And it had a readership. I can’t remember how it started, but I used to carry it everywhere with me, and I think someone asked one day. And I let them. It was sort of anon, and kind of random, and most of the people that read it were mates that knew most of it anyway. I had a readership. I think it was during English lessons it would happen the most, one of my friends would ask to read it, and they would go off with the diary to catch up on my life to date. I didn’t have commenting, which I think would have been one of the crucial things to have really made me like a blogger back then, but I was pretty close. I still have this, and there are a few entries from that period on here somewhere (may have a dig later on).
WordPress have announced version 2.1. It sounds like there are some interesting new features to try here, such as spellchecking, autosaving and more AJAX-based features. So I will have to try it out soon, probably on another blog first as a test.
Well, I’m off work for four days, today through to Monday. Just decided to take a couple of bonus days to relax, and catch up on a few things. Amongst other things, I’m trying to write some blog posts on my various blogs, just to get back into the way of writing.
Went shopping in Oxford yesterday, and was delighted to discover that we now have a Fopp. Fopp is a lovely chain of record stores, mainly specialising in selling cheap things you probably quite fancy. I find them financially dangerous places, and was quite impressed that I managed to limit myself to a mere thirty pounds of music and dvd. I think the highlight thus far has to be the Adam and Joe dvd. Essentially two chaps talking rubbish about telly and films has never been so damn good. Still enjoying their podcast, in fact I am listening to one at the moment. Well worth the investment of a fiver.
Something else I will update a bit as I go along this weekend is my 80s diary (see the categories on the far right). This was one of my reasons for moving to WordPress, namely that it would actually let me input dates from the 80s. It isn’t anything special, it is more just interesting for me to see where my mind was at back then. The diary I am mostly working from is nearly 20 years old now! Very strange reading it.