Back at the starting line…
I’ve been away for a while, first Christmas then the dreaded exam season, sorry not sorry.
If you are reading this, that means I am back and posting. Over the past week or so I’ve had my first chance to sit down, reflect and plan. I’ve had a chance to decide what I want 2015 to be for me in terms of resolutions, projects, dreams etc.
Most of what I’m writing about today is related to this blog, in the future I have a business venture / exciting challenge that I want to embark on and you’ll hear about that on a later date (#staytuned).
Let me throw back to the reason I started this blog, it was so I could learn to develop my writing and have recently been inspired by Ira Glass talking about beginners:
So I want to produce lots of content by writing and writing some more. If you hit up the archives of this site you’ll see how inconsistent my posting has been, the past year I posted 16 posts on various topics. One of my articles managed to hit 1,375 views in a single day – now that is exciting! Still, I want to establish this blog, give it some consistency (both on topics and frequency), build a readership and make useful content.
This brings me on to a website called Beeminder, the concept is simple: set a goal and stick to it. If you fail your goal you have to cough up some money with the amount increasing each time you fail. By doing this I am committing to writing more often. My goal is to “write at least 1 blog post per week” you can see my chart and check out my progress on the site.
If you don’t know photography is a hobby of mine, one project that I started last year was my daily photoblog which was a bit of a fail – I got in by 76 days. I still love taking photos, but uploading every day was unrealistic. My new idea is to switch to a simpler schedule and upload on a monthly basis with a set of highlights. Since the new posts are a lot less frequent I’ll be combining them into this blog.
Over christmas I finally got an iPhone which has noticeably changed the way I approach photography and opens up the possibility of writing about mobile photography and ‘iPhoneography’ as it has so been dubbed. For a bit of a taster and to see some of my most recent snaps check out my instagram @matthewspear.
That wraps up my first post in a longtime, check the blog next week for another post!