Monday, January 19, 2004
I guess the 19th of January could be marked as a digital birthday, as I today finally went on-line with a digital identity I feel comfortable with. This is my third generation blog, the first two simply did not look & feel like me. They were left starving for content somewhere in cyberspace...
The first blog SW-package I started using was iBlog, via .Mac. This tool was very nice and easy to use, but did not offer enough customisation. The developers seemed to have abandoned the development, as there was little new updates on their site. I just did not feel comfortable.
My collague and friend Marko Ahtisaari recommended my the TypePad service from Six apart. I decided to join in August and since then have been thinking how I would like to appear and what I would like to blog about.
In late August I set up a standard TypePad site, but its appearance did not feel like me. If I were to start blogging, I had to have something pretty. Several bloggers among others Joichi Ito, Janne Jalkanen , Matt Jones and specifically Mena Trott has told me I would be the most frequent reader of my blog. – I believed them.
The current look was designed by Sami Koskela, a very talented graphics designer living and working in Finland. He has a keen eye for details I greatly appriciate.
About the name...
The name Mobile Experiences has dual meaning for me. Firemost it is about whatever that excites me, that I encounter while moving around in the real or virtual world. Secondly it is about experiences using different mobile devices.
Thoughts running through my head...
I am somewhat nervous what I have now started. Publishing on-line for everyone to see and read is daunting. Will anyone want to read, what will I rant about and most of all how frequent will I blog. Is this a fad that I grow tired of or will I actually build a digital ego. I guess only time will tell, and as Mena said you do it for yourself.
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I absolutely love this design! can you mail me the emailaddress of Sami Koskela so I can contact him/her to design my weblog as well
looking really nice!
Posted by: Maarten Verheyen at Jan 20, 2004 12:02:43 PM
Very nice going... I'm about to subscribe!
Posted by: Matt at Jan 20, 2004 5:15:16 PM
Very good design, and interesting too. I´ve subscribe to the RSS feed. To bad I have only a Nokia 6800 so I can´t try the mobile usability book on my phone.
Greetings from Austria!
Posted by: AD++ / Adalbert Duda at Feb 8, 2004 1:29:46 PM
your site is very interesting. i will sute visit you again. go on like this.
Posted by: jonny at May 3, 2004 11:49:39 AM