Recently, I’ve started a new hobby; providing product reviews on amazon.co.uk. If you review products regularly, and make sure your reviews are comprehensive (not “does the job”, or “this is rubbish”), sellers let you have products free, or at a discount, in exchange for a fair and honest review. The reviewing hobby becomes very addictive, seeing what products sellers will provide for review, and also how high you can get your reviewer ranking with Amazon (at the time of writing this post, I am just outside the magic top 10,000 reviewers at 10,844).
Last year, using Google Plus, I saw quite a few profile pictures were drawings, done in a particular style, that I now know to be “Sugar Skull”. I loved the style, and thought they were very cool and unique – I wondered if there was a program out there people were using or something, like the one where you create your own South Park character lookalike. How wrong I was…
The past couple of weeks have seen my free time dwindle somewhat. More to do, longer working hours, bugs, deadlines, pressures, darker nights – all fighting for my available free minutes, and causing the eyelid clamps to work harder to keep me awake.
I felt some small changes were required, and the miscellaneous periphery took the first blow of the axe.
Ont’internet is my first real foray into blogging. Sharing my opinions and thoughts to a limited audience, where I control all the data on my own site, presents both challenges and opportunities, and I relish both.
The initial challenge was “where do I blog?”.