I spent the better part of my adult working life with the job title of technical writer (or some variation). I spent much of that time as a freelancer and contractor. To keep pace with technology, I became an inveterate tinkerer,, so I kept a large web presence beyond my LinkedIn profile and website.
It’s finally time for me to change up my personal web presence:
I finally updated the About page to this blog after way too much procrastination. On a related note, I’ve been an infrequent user of WordPress and finally dug into the current platform’s Gutenberg editor and formatting tools. I like what I see.
All the extra time the coronavirus pandemic is affording me is pushing me to write for myself more. Between my day job and writing for TechTarget, personal writing is the first thing I push aside. I have an ever-growing list of post ideas but rarely have the time to follow through.
Years ago, I thought it was a good idea to publish both a professional website and a personal blog. It was around the time I was able to purchase willkelly.com and willkelly.org. I was a contract technical writer and figured that the sites would help people find me in search results. Then reality set in…
For me at least, the first casualty of billable work is personal publishing. As time went on, I grew less dedicated to my personal blog because of a busy schedule and some life events. Eventually, I took my personal blog offline after the hosting provider didn’t notify me about some backend issues.