What next?

March 4, 2008

Surprisingly enough, especially for me, Nergalicious has been going for a year. So happy birthday Nerg.

Born out of the need to get my portfolio on line after being made redundant in 2007 Nerg started as an experiment where I would get my head around the WordPress interface so that I got my professional site right first time. It mostly worked, I’ve only had to update it a couple of times and I changed the template a couple of weeks ago.

Nerg has taken something of a back seat so far this year for a couple of reasons. Firstly there was helping out over at b4p, secondly freelancing has taken a lot of my time, both on site and working form home. So much so I didn’t post anything in February, but here’s the strange thing, visits to Nerg went up in February when I hadn’t posted at all. Not that stats should define a blog.

So many plans have fallen by the way side in the last 12 months. They’re not dead, but are in need of intense help. I still want to test software and that will come, just not sure when and that’ll make good blogging material, but very little positive has happened in the last year. Nothing to boost self esteem or confidence, just plenty of knocks and disappointments. Hopefully a corner will be turned soon and in a good way.

I always said to myself that I’d give Nerg a year and see how things are. I struggle to find my voice though. I don’t have the education or intelligence to write an award winning tech blog, but technical stuff fascinates me, especially user interfaces, no ones very interested in prepress and Pilgrim does a fine job of that. I don’t want to write about my life, because even fewer are interested in that. Right now I’m on the brink of disaster or success. Let’s see what the next 12 months brings.



  1. Hey Nerg, don’t worry about it, just post. If you pack up and leave, that leaves even FEWER blogs that write about prepress. And the landscape is pretty sparse already.

    Don’t worry if you write the occasional sucky post. Guys like John Chow post what they ate for lunch each day, and their traffic goes through the roof.

    And uh, thanks for saying I do a fine job.
    cheers, DJ

  2. Keep on truckin! I finally found some time to muck around in here, pretty cool mate, do what comes naturally and try not to over criticize yourself… that’s what the readers are for?

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