HI, I'M COLIN...
Nice to meet you!
I've been writing in one form or another since I was a kid. Poems, short stories, magazine articles, an abandoned sci-fi novel. Anything.
I've just always loved writing.
I started blogging properly back in 2003 and have been writing here on WordPress since 2008. I had a few sites before then but nothing that could really be called a proper blog.
I tend to write about a number of topics including writing/blogging itself, mental health, social media and tech, often with a philosophical or psychological slant.
I'm a firm believer in the open web, in owning and controlling your online identity and content. This means I make a deliberate effort to host as much as possible on my own site. I stopped using Twitter in December 2016 opting instead to write micro-posts here with everything currently syndicated to Micro.blog.
I like the idea of mixing short and long-form posts as not everything needs an essay. Or a title.
I have moved (as of 6/1/2021) from using WordPress to my own custom blogging engine. I had already written a bespoke layer on top of WordPress that completely changed how it worked but have now taken that one step further by making this a standalone system.
I learn by doing.
Thanks for stopping by.