HI, I'M COLIN...
Nice to meet you!
Note: I am currently taking a break from blogging but feel free to mail me (see below) or subscribe to the RSS feed for any updates
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. I had a few sites before then but nothing that could really be called a proper blog.
I write about a number of topics including writing/blogging itself, coding, mental health, occasionally social media and tech, often with a philosophical or psychological slant.
You can Start Here to get an overview of what's on my mind. This a page designed to create better pathways through the blog and is still in its infancy. It will change and evolve as more items get added to the various labels so keep an eye on it.
Why not check out my free ebook It's Only Words — lessons learnt from a year of writing. This is a very personal take on what it means to write and how that can affect us.
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 Jan 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.
You can contact me by leaving a comment, sending a webmention, or sending me an email.
Thanks for stopping by.