A Fresh Start

My blogging habits have been like those tube lights that may flicker at intermittent moments.

It has helped serve as a different outlet for me since I started it in 2005 in the early days, just because it’s something different and outside the comfort zone. As much as every blogger out there is intertwined with the daily routines that would consume their time, it’s also a stark reminder that there’s a different way to learn other things just by doing them as a novice. Maybe because I didn’t go the self-setup and hosting route, which turned out to be the incentive I needed.

Over the past years from college to full-time employment, I managed to take my blogging journey to new places that has really opened up new doors for me. It did get my name sent around for key events that I’ve had to turn them down.

If it wasn’t for a friend who invited me to also write for Techview.Me (which has been given a farewell after a great 5 years), I’d never would have learnt as much during those times. It got me thinking about tech journalism in a different style to plan my career aspirations.

Given the current geopolitical circumstances, I didn’t want to let my blogging habits die a slow and painful death. If anything, it strengthened my determination to push ahead even with these adversarial challenges.

I’m no veteran nor Pulitzer Prize winner, but I’m looking to share what stands out across the crossroads of technology and the digital realm with our adapting society and shifting cultural trends.

That’s why I took the effort to plan this out by starting my own WordPress site paired with a custom TLD. At least I’ve helped grow the 30% mark of the WWW that is powered with WordPress.

So here’s to “A Fresh Start” during Ramadan and I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Author: Yasser Masood

Think of me as a grassroots community evangelist. Juggling social media while covering technology/digital trends across the Middle East and crossroads of society and culture, while unearthing other perspectives that pique my interests.

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