I’ve been blogging in one form or another, on and off for about 5 years now. And in that time I’ve moved across services, URLs and styles. The ByteBaker has been my most permanent endeavor and I plan on keeping it that way. I try to keep the ByteBaker focused on technology but there is also a lot of other things that I want to share and write about. I’ve also run a tumblelog called Basu:shr:weblog, it’s a list of things that I fight interesting on the web, mostly videos and images, sometimes link and quotes.
On the 26th I’m heading off to Italy for three weeks to study art and the Renaissance. I expect it to be a great learning experience and an overall fun time. As part of the course I need to keep a pen and paper journal, but I also plan on keeping an electronic log of things I do (including photos, lots of photos). I’ve started this blog already and I’m calling it Status Quo. I’m hosting it as a free WordPress.com blog, and I’m not quite sure what to do about the photo hosting yet. WordPress already gives me 3GB of storage for media which should be sufficient for the time being but if not Flickr or SmugMug are possible choices.
It’s been a while since I wrote anything of a personal nature so this is going to be an interesting experiment. I’ll also be keeping a written, pen-and-paper journal and there will be some overlap. However since I type much faster than I can write so I expect Status Quo to be a superset of anything I put in my journal. All this is in contingent on getting access to an Internet connection. I’ll be taking my netbook and since we’re supposed to be in good hotels I hope that there will be wifi, at least in some of them. If not, I hear that there are a lot of Internet cafes in Florence, so I’ll be making regular trips (maybe not daily, but probably every other day).
Here’s to looking forward to exploring Italy and sharing the experience with anyone who cares to listen.