Why did I start a blog? Thanks for asking. I never cherished a secret ambition to become a professional writer or photographer and it is highly unlikely I will ever make a living from it and to be very frank, I like to keep it that way. Creating something without a financial incentive is a very liberating escapism in a city that is incredibly expensive. The reasons for this blog are very practical.
- I take enough photos on my smartphone that I decided to get a monthly cloud subscription to store all my data. Unless I do something with my photos, what is the point keeping it safe somewhere in a cloud? I could print out a yearly selection of my ‘greatest moments’ and put the photographs in a nice leather photo album and show it off to my friends, family and colleagues. I could, but I am simply too lazy to do that.
- Friends and family ask me about my life in Asia and in particular about my life in Hong Kong where I have been living and working for several years. The advantage of a blog is that now, without asking, everyone can read my postings and get a general sense of what I have been up to, regardlessly what timezone they are in or where they are located.
- It is my personal logbook. The internet is accessible anytime and anywhere which can not be said of my own memory. Unfortunately upgrading myself isn’t possible yet so when my memory fails me I can go back to this site and retrace certain moments of my own life.
These are the main reasons that motivated me to start a blog. Some people write postings effortlessly but for me it takes a lot of effort so I procrastinated the idea for a website for a very long time. Then finally in 2015, I spent several days learning the basics of WordPress, purchased a domain name and created this personal blog. And voila!
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