I’m celebrating my birthday this week, and enjoying some time off from work. I’m also doing some long-overdue maintenance on my various online properties, and updating web sites for some clients.
If you visit this blog with any regularity, you might think that I’ve been on vacation for a long, long time. That’s true in a way; my writing and editing output has dropped dramatically since I began working full-time in IT. My column in SEVEN magazine is my only ongoing tech writing gig.
As a freelance writer, I used to spend all day every day reading and writing about consumer technology and playing with the latest gadgets and games. As a Help Desk analyst, I now spend my work week helping employees to cope with whatever hardware and software they have to use to get their jobs done.
At the end of the work day, I want to turn off the computers and go home, and not think about tech for a while.
For a long time, I’ve planned to write about some of my adventures as a Help Desk Analyst. The challenge is to find interesting topics that I can talk about without being too specific about my current and former employers. Over-sharing is not just impolite; it can also get you fired.
Meanwhile, I continue to be fascinated by electronic publishing, especially the growth of content management systems that make it easier than ever for individuals to publish online. Ironically, the more time I spend learning about these systems, the less time I have to actually use them.
The best part of writing is finding out that something you said was useful or appreciated by someone who read it. If you read my occasional writing, either here or in SEVEN magazine, I’d love to hear from you. Send your comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thanks for reading! Sandy
“ There are lots of things I want that I can’t have because I lack the resources like a Viking range, a BMW X5 and washboard abs. Doesn’t mean I’m allowed to go out and steal them. Same goes for music, movies and video games. Just because I want the content and it’s convenient to steal doesn’t mean I should.”