Jaq D Hawkins
I never used to see the point of blogging and especially of reading blogs. As an extremely busy person, I can't imagine how people find the time.
Then a few years ago when I was at a business networking conference, the speaker (who was assistant editor of a regional newspaper) explained good reason for blogging in the realm of business networking. He suggested that a blog about my filmmaking would be of interest to his newspaper's readers.
That blog still exists and can be found at http://services.eveningnews24.co.uk/FORUMS/EVENINGNEWS24/CS/blogs/dance_of_the_goblins/default.aspx
However, over time the newspaper made the blogs less prevalent on their site and new programming took away the facility for posting photos. It looks rather sparse and uninteresting now. I also found that I started to slip comments in about things other than the filmmaking. Obviously self-expression figures in heavily in blogging culture.
Eventually I started a separate blog to talk about my books. That one is still fairly new and can be found at http://indiewritenet.com/jaqdhawkins/
This started the germination of an idea that was further extrapolated when I was asked about writing an article about effective SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), which I've been studying for book marketing purposes.
Add to that my main website which has been straining under too much variety of material and the idea to create a small network of blog sites arose. Not only could I specialise the various sites, but I could create effective networks between them and use it to demonstrate a point for the article.
I signed up for several free sites and began to speculate on what each of them might be used for. Within the mix, it occurred to me that a personal blog for commenting on anything that doesn't fall under either film or books could be useful. Yes people use Live Journal for that. I've got one of those too. But LJ has some serious Adware issues and it's more interactive than I have time to keep up, so my thoughts of a personal blog have landed...here.
I've set up pages for my creative projects as well for good form's sake and to give the bots something to play with, but the primary purpose of this blog will be for my personal commentaries, rants, babbling and what have you. Let's call it miscellaneous self-expression.
Don't neglect to check the YouTubes tab, the ones I do just for fun will go there.
Some links to other nodes:
My main website http://jaqdhawkins.co.uk/
My film website http://www.goblinfilmsltd.com/
Short stories related to the Goblin Series http://jaqdhawkins.wordpress.com/
Author blog https://goblinsandsteampunk.wordpress.com/
Filmmaker blog http://jaqdhawkins.blog.com